To mark this momentous day and continue the conversation, UN Women Australia have gone straight to the teenager hotspot: TikTok. Nice one, UN.
And no, they’re not joining #couchguy TikTok. Instead, they’ve created a special dance – one that is quickly being replicated by girls, influencers, and celebrities across the platform.
On first glance, the dance (which is being spread underneath #EmpowerMoves) may look like your average trend, but there is actually a very special meaning behind it.
If you pay close enough attention, the choreography is series of basic self-defence moves.
The aim is not to teach girls self-defence, but rather to create a community where girls can come together to celebrate their strength and feel empowered, adding their voice to the fight for an equal future.
The original dance was choreographed by Karla Mura. Take a look:
And Karla’s not the only one, TikTokers all around the globe are adding their voices to the conversation.
Considering today focuses on young girls, it's important that theirs are the voices heralding this conversation for gender equality.
After all, it’s their future.
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