Day of the Girl Summit News and Updates

IDG 2018 Submission Deadline Extension

Great news!

We have extended the deadline for creative submissions for International Day of the Girl 2018 to AUGUST 10TH! 

That means you have 2 more weeks to send us your inspirational story.

We want to know: What is it like to be a girl like you where you live? What advice would you give the next generation of girls in your community so they can thrive? We need your voice!

You can use creative writing, video performance, photography, artwork, or song to share your voice and your ideas. Your submission could be chosen to be part of the Girls Speak Out 2018 at the United Nations in New York City! And everyone who submits her work will get a special shout out on the DayoftheGirlSummit.org website, in our IDG2018 Webcast or Shoutout Page!

We need YOUR help make this year’s celebration the greatest ever.

For more information about the submissions check out the attachment:

In English
En Espanõl 
Em Português
En Français 

Tell all the girls you know! Everyone’s voice counts!  Details about registration to attend IDG 2018 will follow in the next few weeks.

We can’t wait to hear from all of you!

#IDG2018

#generationgirl

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2018 IDG Speak Out – Call for Submissions

Attention girls of the world! This year marks the seventh anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG 2018)! We need YOU to help make this year’s celebration the greatest ever.  We are looking for creative work by girls to be featured on October 11th at the United Nations. We want to know: What is it like to be a girl like you where you live? What advice would you give the next generation of girls in your community so they can thrive? We need your voice!

Here’s how:
If you’re under 18 years old, send us your inspirational story! You can use creative writing, video performance, photography, artwork, or song to share your voice and your ideas. Your submission could be chosen to be part of the Girls Speak Out 2018 at the United Nations in New York City! And everyone who submits her work will get a special shout out on the DayoftheGirlSummit.org website, in our IDG2018 Webcast or Shoutout Page!

For more details check out the attachment here. If you have questions, write us back! 

 With your submissions you will need to turn in an IDG 2018 – Consent Form

Atención chicas del mundo! Este año es el séptimo aniversario del Día Internacional de la Niña! Necesitamos TU ayuda para hacer este año inolvidable con la mejor celebración. Estamos en búsqueda de trabajos creativos hechos por niñas para ser presentados el 11 de octubre en las Naciones Unidas. En estos trabajos creativos, queremos saber: ¿Como es ser una niña en el pais dónde vives? ¿Que consejos le darías a la próxima generación de niñas en tu comunidad para que puedan tener éxito? Necesitamos escuchar tu voz! Ayudanos mandándonos el siguiente material:

Si eres menor de edad (menos de 18años), mandanos tu historia inspiradora! Puedes usar escritura, presentación en forma de video, fotografía, arte, o cantanos una canción donde compartas tu voz y tus ideas. Si decides mandar tu trabajo creativo, puedes llegar a ser parte del evento “Girls Speak Out 2018” en las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York! Todas las niñas que manden su trabajo serán mencionadas en el sitio web DayoftheGirlSummit.org, en el IDG2018 Webcast, o en el Shoutout Page!

Para obtener más información chequea los archivos adjunto. Si tienes alguna pregunta no dudes en contactarnos!

Atenção meninas do mundo! Este ano marca o sétimo aniversário do Dia Internacional da Menina (IDG 2018)! Precisamos que VOCÊ ajude a tornar a comemoração deste ano a maior de todas. Estamos à procura de trabalho criativo por meninas para ser apresentado em 11 de outubro nas Nações Unidas. Queremos saber: Como é ser uma garota como você, onde você mora? Que conselho você daria à próxima geração de garotas em sua comunidade para que elas possam prosperar? Nós precisamos da sua voz! Veja como:

Se tem menos de 18 anos, envie-nos a sua história inspiradora! Você pode usar a escrita criativa, o desempenho de vídeo, a fotografia, a arte ou a música para compartilhar sua voz e suas ideias. Sua inscrição pode ser escolhida para fazer parte do “Girls Speak Out 2018” nas Nações Unidas em Nova York! E todos que enviarem seu trabalho receberão uma mensagem especial no site DayoftheGirlSummit.org, em nosso Webcast IDG2018, ou na página do Shoutout!

Para mais detalhes, confira os anexo. Se você tiver dúvidas, escreva-nos de volta!

Attention aux filles du monde entier! Cette année marque le septième anniversaire de la journée internationale de la jeune fille (IDG 2018)! Nous avons besoin de vous pour faire de la célébration de cette année, la plus grande de tous les temps! Nous cherchons des filles créatives pour un travail qui sera présenté le 11 octobre aux Nations Unies. Voici donc ce que nous voulons savoir: Qu’est-ce que cela veut dire aujourd’hui que d’être une fille comme vous, où vous vivez? Quels conseils donneriez-vous à la prochaine génération de filles dans votre communauté pour qu’elles puissent s’épanouir librement? Nous avons besoin de votre avis, de votre voix!

Voici comment :

Si vous êtes âgées de moins de 18 ans, envoyez-nous votre histoire inspirante, et passionnante! Vous pouvez utiliser l’écriture créative, la performance vidéo, la photographie, les œuvres d’art, ou la chanson pour partager votre voix, et vos idées. Votre soumission pourra être choisie pour faire parties des ‘filles qui s’expriment en toute liberté en 2018’ avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies, à New York City! Et quiconque qui soumet son travail obtiendra un salut spécial sur le site de DayoftheGirlSummit.org, dans notre Webcast IDG2018 ou Shoutout Page!

Pour plus de détails, consultez les pièces jointes ici. Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à nous écrire!

انتباه فتيات العالم!

يصادف هذا العام الذكرى السابعة لليوم العالمي للفتاة (IDG 2018)!

نحن بحاجةٍ إليك لجعل احتفال هذه السنة الأفضل على الإطلاق. نحن بصدد البحث عن أعمال مبتكرة قامت بها فتيات لعرضها في ١١ تشرين الأول/ أوكتوبر فيالأمم المتحدة.

نريد أن نعرف ماالذي يعنيه أن تكوني فتاة حيث تعيشين؟ ماهي النصيحة التي يمكن أن تقديمها للجيل القادم من الفتيات في مجتمعك كي ينجحن؟ نحن بحاجةلصوتك.

يمكنك المشاركة بهذه الطريقة:

إذا كنت تحت سن ١٨، أرسلي لنا قصتك الملهمة. بإمكانك التعبير عنها عن طريق الكتابة، أو أداء مصور، أو صورة فوتوغرافية، أو عمل فني أو أغنية لتشاكي بصوتكوأفكارك. قد يتم اختيار عملك أو أداءك لعرضه في مؤتمر “الفتيات يتكلمن” في الأمم المتحدة في مدينة نيويورك. وستحظى كل المشاركات بتقديم الأعمال علىتقدير خاص على موقع DayoftheGirlSummit.org أو البث الشبكي الخاص باليوم العالمي للفتاة أو صفحة التهنئة.

للمزيد من المعلومات، اضغطي على الملفات المرفقة في الأسفل.

إذا كان لديك أية أسئلة، اكتبي لنا رداً!

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Girls Speak Out

We hope you have kept up your enthusiasm from #IDG2017 and are getting excited already for the International Day of the Girl 2018! IDG is not just a day; it’s a movement. Join the IDG Movement today!

If you missed the 2017 Girls Speak Out, you can watch it below. We keep hearing that the 2017 Girls Speak Out was the most impactful, ever. What did you think? We’d love to hear how IDG has impacted you and your community. Join us and add your voice, today!

Thank you, Working Group on Girls for your hard work, dedication and vision!  #IDG2017 #GirlsSpkOut

Be sure to check back to learn about plans in the works for IDG 2018. Check out last year’s Girls Speak Out, right now:

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Join Us for 11 Days of Action

Follow #11DaysofAction and take action every day, October 1-11, with girls all over the planet as we get ready to celebrate the International Day of the Girl, #IDG2017 October 11!

Just click on today’s Day of Action below and take action now!

October 1


The Working Group on Girls

@NGOWGG
October 2



@NGO_CSW_NY
October 3


Her Story Campaign

@litworldsayd @globalgirlsGLOW
October 4


FE Iron Madens

@killerimpact
October 5


Loretto Community & Society of the Sacred Heart

@LorettoattheUN @RSCJatUN
October 6


Girl Scouts of the USA

@girlscouts
October 7


Alice Paul InstituteBella Abzug Leadership Institute

@AlicePaulInstit @AbzugInstitute
October 8


Our Lady of Charity of the House of the Good Shepherd

@gsijp
October 9


SPARK

@sparkmvmnt
October 10


Girls on the Run of Hunterdon, Bucks, and Warren Counties

@GOTR_HBW
October 11


Day of Action

 

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Register Now for the Girls Speak Out at the United Nations

That’s right! Registration is OPEN for the 2017 Girls Speak Out at the United Nations in New York City on October 11! You can register right now! Just click here.

Every year, hundreds of girls, 13 and older, join forces to celebrate the unique role girls play in our world. This year, our theme is #JusticeForGirls. How can girls help each other and overcome injustice? What’s it like to have a girl stand with you to overcome a challenge, a crisis or difficult circumstance?

Don’t miss the chance to add your voice to ours!

Wednesday, October 11

3-5 pm
United Nations Headquarters
It’s a FREE event

All girls 13 and over are welcome!
So don’t miss the chance to join us – register now!

#JusticeForGirls #GirlsSpkOut #IDG2017

Sponsored by the Working Group on Girls and the missions of Canada, Peru, and Turkey.

Click here to check out the United Nations highlight reel of the past five Girls Speak Out events.

 

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Registration is OPEN for Girls Speak Out

Registration is OPEN for the Girls Speak Out event at the United Nations on October 11th 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

Click here to register through Eventbrite and check out our highlight reel of past Girls Speak Out events.

 

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Who is Your Girl Hero?

We Need Your Stories by September 1!!!

We’ve extended our deadline and want to hear from YOU!

On October 11, 2017, we will celebrate the 6th annual International Day of the Girl (IDG), and the 5th annual Girls Speak Out event at the United Nations.

It’s a huge year for girls around the world. That’s why we need YOU!

Think about girls you know and girls around the world and how they are overcoming the unique challenges they face just because they are girls. Then think about what it’s like where you live. Do or girls like you face unfairness just because you are a girl?  How do you deal with it? How do you overcome it?

Then, tell us a story about it. How did you – or a girl you know where you live – handle something unfair, unjust or even experienced a crisis, just because she is a girl.

There are so many unusual challenges girls have to deal with today, from injustice in society, their community and in the workplace, to unfairness in opportunities in education, or gender violence, sexism, war, climate change, and many others. There’s no right or wrong answer here. What’s important is how you define “crisis” or “injustice” and how you or a girl you know dealt with it.

We want to hear YOUR story. Your story will inspire others. Your story is like the story of millions of girls around the world who will be empowered by hearing from you. So tell us your story!

What is IDG
IDG is our day to celebrate girls everywhere – to celebrate our power, our voices, and our unique place in this world. Help us showcase the creative and collective voice of girls everywhere. The leaders of today need to hear from you. Let’s inspire everyone with our stories of girl power — in art, pictures, poetry, songs, video — to showcase the unique role girls play in our world. No girl is alone. And we are stronger when we raise our voices together. That’s why we need your voice!

5th Annual Day of the Girl

We will select a diverse set of bold, funny, sensitive, and powerful, everyday stories from girls to showcase during IDG 2017 on Wednesday, October 11 as part of the 5th annual Girls Speak Out event at the United Nations in New York City!

Here’s how you can send in your story:

  1. You can send your story as an individual girl, or a story put together by a group of girls — be sure that all of you are between 13-18 years old, and then capture your story!
  2. Tell the whole story in any way you wish –  monologue, a story, a poem, a rant, a piece of visual art, a video, or a song. Be you! Tell us: what happened?
     who was there?
     when was it?
     where were you?
     why did you do what you did?
     who supported you?
     what was the outcome?
  3. Then send it to us! Email it, with the consent form, to: IDGsubmissions@gmail.com
    Include: your name, age, country, and contact information
    Send it no later than Friday, August 18th 11:59PM US EST!

And get this, everyone who submits her work will be featured during the month of October on the DayoftheGirlSummit.org website, in our IDG2017 Webcast, or Shoutout Page! Please make sure your submission is in one of these formats:

Poetry or monologue (maximum 250 words)
Video or song (maximum length of 2 minutes)
Photograph (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)
Art or graphic design (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)

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Calling All Girls!

Calling all girls around the world!!!

October 11, 2017 will mark the 6th annual International Day of the Girl (IDG), and the 5th annual Girls Speak Out event at the United Nations. It’s a huge year for girls around the world. That’s why we need YOU!

Think about girls you know and girls around the world and how they are overcoming the unique challenges they face just because they are girls. Then think about what it’s like where you live. Do or girls like you face unfairness just because you are a girl?  How do you deal with it? How do you overcome it?

Then, tell us a story about it. How did you – or a girl you know where you live – handle something unfair, unjust or even experienced a crisis, just because she is a girl.

There are so many unusual challenges girls have to deal with today, from injustice in society, their community and in the workplace, to unfairness in opportunities in education, or gender violence, sexism, war, climate change, and many others. There’s no right or wrong answer here. What’s important is how you define “crisis” or “injustice” and how you or a girl you know dealt with it.

We want to hear YOUR story. Your story will inspire others. Your story is like the story of millions of girls around the world who will be empowered by hearing from you. So tell us your story!

What is IDG
IDG is our day to celebrate girls everywhere – to celebrate our power, our voices, and our unique place in this world. Help us showcase the creative and collective voice of girls everywhere. The leaders of today need to hear from you. Let’s inspire everyone with our stories of girl power — in art, pictures, poetry, songs, video — to showcase the unique role girls play in our world. No girl is alone. And we are stronger when we raise our voices together. That’s why we need your voice!

We will select a diverse set of bold, funny, sensitive, and powerful, everyday stories from girls to showcase during IDG 2017 on Wednesday, October 11 as part of the 5th annual Girls Speak Out event at the United Nations in New York City!

Here’s how you can send in your story:

  1. You can send your story as an individual girl, or a story put together by a group of girls — be sure that all of you are between 13-18 years old, and then capture your story!
  2. Tell the whole story in any way you wish –  monologue, a story, a poem, a rant, a piece of visual art, a video, or a song. Be you! Tell us: what happened?
     who was there?
     when was it?
     where were you?
     why did you do what you did?
     who supported you?
     what was the outcome?
  3. Then send it to us! Email it, with the consent form, to: IDGsubmissions@gmail.com
    Include: your name, age, country, and contact information
    Send it no later than Friday, August 18th 11:59PM US EST!

And get this, everyone who submits her work will be featured during the month of October on the DayoftheGirlSummit.org website, in our IDG2017 Webcast, or Shoutout Page! Please make sure your submission is in one of these formats:

Poetry or monologue (maximum 250 words)
Video or song (maximum length of 2 minutes)
Photograph (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)
Art or graphic design (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)

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Get Your Own Day of the Girl T-Shirt

You can get your own, official International Day of the Girl t-shirt right here!

Step 1 Fill out the t-shirt order form

Step 2 Make a donation to the International Day of the Girl Summit, via our fiscal sponsor, the Working Group on Girls’ Just Give page (all donations go directly to Day of the Girl). Just make a donation for at least $25 and you’ll get the official International Day of the Girl t-shirt!

Note: Choose Int’l Day of the Girl 2016 under Program.

Step 3 Wait 2-3 weeks for your t-shirt to arrive

It’s that easy! And thank you for your support of the Day of the Girl Summit!

Get started.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your t-shirt to arrive!

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International Day of the Girl Movement

We hope you enjoyed an unforgettable International Day of the Girl! It’s not just a day; it’s a movement. Join the IDG Movement today!

If you missed the 2016 Girls Speak Out, you can watch it here! It was amazing and remarkable. Many tell us that they have been changed by this incredible day. Thank you, Working Group on Girls for your hard work, dedication and vision!  #IDG2016 #GirlsSpkOut

The IDG Summit is a movement in support of girls and together, we are changing the world. Join us and add your voice, today!

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