To celebrate and support International Day of the Girl, War Child UK is hosting a Game of The Girl panel on October 7th with women working in gaming to discuss the many different ways they are celebrated, challenged and perceived in the industry.
The all-female panel of experts will be hosted by comedian and games journalist Ellie Gibson who is one half of Scummy Mummies, who will be joined by Anita Wong from Indigo Pearl, Izzy Jagan from Square Enix, Jade King from Trusted Reviews and Imogen Mellor from GamingBible to discuss their experiences in the industry.
This virtual event will be hosted over Zoom between 12-1pm on October 7th. To sign up and join in the conversation, click here.
On October 7th War Child will also begin its Day of the Girl 2020 Steam Sale which will be packed with games that celebrate female protagonists and have strong female representation. All games will be discounted, with a percentage of proceeds going towards supporting children affected by conflict. Check out Steam from 7th October for more details.
International Day of the Girl is a UN ratified day that focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. War Child UK supports this with its fundraising campaigns to provide protection, education, and livelihood opportunities for children and communities affected by war, including supporting girls on the issues that most affect them such as early marriage, girls’ education, and girls’ rights.