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11 October 2016

#iamgb video marks International Day of the Girl

Girls' Brigade International's (GB) new #iamgb video is marking the International Day of the Girl.

The video features girls from around the world explaining how GB helps them understand that they are loved and accepted.

GB, celebrating its 123rd birthday, is a worldwide faith-based movement working among girls and women.

GB International president Vivienne Aitchison said: "Because of being part of the GB family, girls in Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe and Pacific have shared that they feel confident, courageous, loved and accepted.

"In a world where it can be difficult to be a girl, this is a positive and hope-filled message for GB to share on International Day of the Girl.

"We are thankful for all of our leaders who are investing in girls and impacting their lives, and for God's faithfulness to us."

The #iamgb video features girls from GB England and Wales, as well as from Northern Ireland.

GB is a fun, confidence building, safe environment that helps women and girls growth and explore faith.

The video has gathered stories of transformation from girls across the world and aims to inspire girls, encourage GB leaders and demonstrate the value of GB's ministry.

Bailey, 16, from GB New Zealand, said: "Because of GB, I feel both accepted and loved."

Wong Nok Ching, seven, from GB Hong Kong, said: "Because of GB, I am happy."

Leila-May, eight, from GB England & Wales says: "Because of GB, I've made lots of new friends."

GB is helping girls discover confidence to overcome obstacles in cultures where being born a girl can be difficult.

Lisah, from GB Papua New Guinea, said: "Before joining GB, I was a shy girl. Through GB, I've learned a lot of things and one of them is how to be confident."

Chioma, a younger GB leader from Nigeria, added: "Because of GB, I'm empowered, courageous and transformed."

As a member of the Evangelical Alliance, Girls Brigade is one of 600 organisations supported by the Alliance. We facilitate members' initiatives and campaigns and offer support to increase their impact and provide training for organisations on how to engage with the local government and media.

If you would like to become a member of the Evangelical Alliance as an organisation, church or individual, you can find out more here.