Today is the International Day of the Girl. The theme of the United Nations in 2019 for International Girl's Day is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.
Today, girls 'movements put an end to child marriage, promote girls' education, combat gender-based violence, demand action against climate change, fight for self-esteem issues, and defend human rights. girls to be able to enter the temples or menstruation public spaces. Girls also engage with municipalities to advocate for financial investments in their communities and for truly inclusive development that reflects their needs. The girls prove that they are imperfect and unstoppable.
However, there are still formidable forces trying to write girls and / or stop them. So much progress has been made to repel these walls, but they have not yet been completely destroyed. The determination and potential, however, are there and to learn more about how you can support and involve girls, please read the GirlForce action plan here.
To mark International Girl's Day, House Sussex posted this video on Instagram with Meghan Markle.
This is another example of the Sussex, especially House Sussex's Meghan, who is becoming more and more involved with social media. According to social media standards, this is obviously not an innovation. However, according to royal standards for social media, Meghan's expressing montage, by cutting excerpts of earlier speeches and filmed footage from her childhood into advocacy for change, is new. It's also a new way of working, royal work.
Traditionally, the only way to "see" the work of the royals is to see them. They come for an appearance and the photos are shared, but if they are not opening something or touring, you can not get an idea of the work that is being done. Now, however, the Sussex are using social media to show their work. Even though Meghan is not in public, you now know that she works behind the scenes with her team, planning her posts on social networks, crafting messages, recording voiceovers, editing clips. Older people will not understand this, but a generation of people who live online and understand the efforts made to maintain online engagement will absolutely appreciate the mechanisms behind each fall of social media. This is a new way of measuring royal work – and it will take a long time before conventional measurement tools take it into account.
You know how, at the end of the year, they always count the public commitments of the British royal family, talk about who are the workhorses and shame the loafers? They only count physical appearances. But they will soon have to find a new measurement algorithm that takes into account digital contributions. More and more, it's a valuable form of connection for the royal family. After all, they would not all have a social media account if they had not recognized for a long time that it was a necessity. And all this is a real strategy, a real job, a real job.