Asian Girls Human Rights Ambassador awards to be held next Monday

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Image taken from Garden of Hope Foundation's Facebook page

Image taken from Garden of Hope Foundation's Facebook page

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) The 5th Asian Girls Human Rights Ambassador award ceremony, organized by the Garden of Hope Foundation, will be held next Monday in Taipei at the GIS MOTC Convention Center.

The Awards are given to Asian girls for having an impact in developing and developed countries, inspiring people to continue to value girls, and heightening the level of their human rights.

The three shortlisted female candidates for this year's award dedicated themselves to human rights and community development.

Huang Jin-ru (黃靖茹) from Taiwan bravely shared her experience online of being sexually assaulted at the age of 10 and 15 and later started a campaign to free female high school students from wearing uniforms while studying at Jingmei Girls Senior High School in Taipei.

Monisha Muniyandi from India recovered from injuries sustained in a fire and dedicated herself to stopping sexual abuse.

Flory Joy Alvarez from the Philippines, who was hurt in a severe car accident, initiated a program to provide safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for the local community.

Ahead of the award ceremony, the three female ambassadors were invited Saturday to attend an event marking the International Day of the Girl Child, which is also Taiwan Girl's Day, held by the foundation.

The event was aimed at encouraging all Asian girls to show confidence and energy that could change the world into a better place, the foundation said.

(By Yu Hsiao-han and Isabel Wang)
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