My name is Anna Moura, I'm 22 years old and I'm a brazilian student and an activist who needs your help to get to Pakistan to talk about emancipation of women and women's right. Since 2013, I've been dedicating all my studies and efforts to smash patriarchy and to empower girls and women around the world. As a mixed-race feminist from a colonized country, I intend to discuss the lack of women in leadership positions in Lahore, Pakistan, at the 2nd International Youth Summit from November 26th to December 2nd of 2018.
We live in a world where, in Brazil, only 8% of political positions are occupied by women. Of all positions of power in Europe, just 22.7% of them are filled by women. This is not enought for an inclusive society. I want to open all the world's parliaments to us, women, and give us the opportunity to speak and decide on the laws that affect our lives. I want to convince women from all over the world that a woman's place is where she wants to be, whether leading neighborhood associations or big companies, discussing politics or being a mother. More than talking about these places that we women need to reach, I need your help to get to Pakistan and make our voices heard.
Fund my fight and help me build a female future. You'll be paying my tickets from Brazil to Pakistan and supporting a girl on her fight for women's rights.
In 2013, I visited the countryside of Brazil as a volunteer, helping black and marginalized teens to study for their SATS so they would increase their chances of joining a public university, whose access is still extremely limited to the poor in my country. At the university, I got involved in the fight for women's rights, participating in the creation of the first exclusively female assembly of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, the second best university in Brazil and the tenth largest university in Latin America. I was also the founder of the first women's club in Belo Horizonte, where we promoted the representation of women in cinema and how we can promote women in art and popular culture. Recently I went to Romania to study roma women and the emancipation of women in the postcolonialist context. But I believe now more then ever it's time to talk about women's right and and promote the empowerment of women.
It's time for we to raised our voices and to fight for a better world for us. We need to occupy all spaces, recognize our rights and fight for them until our daughters, sisters and friends, have the guarantee of a life of dignity and equality, with the right of education and health, equal pay for equal work and independence for the female body.
Girls support girls!