Written by Menuka, our 2012 Fellow.
Who says Valentine’s Day is just for lovers? For us, it’s about expressing our love for our near and dear ones and a celebration of who we are. On 14th February, Women LEAD organized an event for all our participants to get together and celebrate being girls! On a sunny day on February, most of our participants showed up to make cards for our loved ones with glitters and colors: girls were painting their nails, taking photos and eating cup cakes. We even watched the movie Miss Congeniality, which was super fun. It was also a special day for One Billion Rising, the movement to end violence against women, so we did a mural where we painted hearts and wrote what we each thought was the best part about being a girl. The room was filled with love: we exchanged cards and gave each other roses. It was a wonderful valentine filled with smiles and love!