Seeking justice, end to gender bias

I am a senior at King’s High School in Seattle writing on behalf of the Social Justice class.

As a class, we are making an effort to promote the Day of the Girl, a day that has been set apart as a holiday to celebrate the lives of girls worldwide, and to raise awareness about the many girls who have been trafficked. The Day of the Girl not only raises awareness to the trafficking of girls around the world, but also to other issues such as illiteracy, school dropouts, violence, forced marriage, and low self-esteem in their body image.

This problem is relevant inside of the United States as well as globally. Thursday will be the very first Day of the Girl, and our class would like to get the word out about this celebration, and we would like to see this event in history established primarily as a holiday in Washington state, and eventually, a national holiday. We are taking a stand for the justice of these girls whose rights are being violated, and we wish to see justice come to them.

This is just one way that we are doing our part to raise awareness to the general public about this massive world issue. To learn more about the Day of the Girl and the problems facing girls as listed above, please go to http://www.dayofthegirl.org/. We are asking for your help to make this event known to the public as we believe that this is an injustice that needs to be combated to the fullest extent. Thank you for taking the time to hear out our requests. We hope that this letter has impacted you in some way, and that you will be willing to help us spread the word about this pressing matter.

Carli Scheevel

Social Justice Class

King’s HIgh School

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