Day of the Girl Summit News and Updates
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:
- 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!
- 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?
- 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)
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!
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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!
Our signature event, The Girls Speak Out, at the United Nations, is today, Tuesday, October 11, 2016!
Watch it LIVE here! Add your voice on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook – and right here, too! Together let’s raise our voices to the highest levels ever! #GirlsSpkOut #GirlsForGirls!
Note: This event is most appropriate for girls 13 years of age or older.
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Happy International Day of the Girl! #IDG2016
Don’t Miss the Girls Speak Out #GirlsSpkOut right here LIVE – 3-5pm
Join Us Virtually from Anywhere! With our Global Day of Action #GlobalDayofAction
9am-5pm Twitter Chat Schedule
9-10am -#GirlsTakeover UN Women @UN_Women
10-11am – #BuildOn Build On @buildOn
11am-12pm – #TeamGirl @wagggs_world
12:30-2pm – Girl Scouts of the USA @girlscouts
2-3pm – #5YearsofIDG Girls Coalition @GirlsSWPA
3-5pm – #GirlsSpkOut Working Group on Girls @NGOWGG
Global Day of Action Partners:
UN Women @UN_Women
Plan International @PlanGlobal
Girl Scouts @girlscouts
Girls Coalition @GirlsSWPA
Build On @buildOn
Working Group on Girls @NGOWGG
Girls Coalition @GirlsSWPA
Loretto Community @LorettoattheUN
Dominican Leadership Academy @dlcngoun
Salvation Army @SalvationArmyUS
School Sisters of Notre Dame @School_sisters
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd @GSIJP @winifreddoherty
Anglican Council of Churches @ACOffice
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts @waggs_world
Day 10: Girl Scouts of the USA
What inspired you to become a leader?
When girls embrace their inner leader, there are no limits to what can be accomplished!
Twitter Chat 1-2pm ET
For over 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has empowered girls to develop leadership skills for the good of their communities and our world. Still, even in 2016, there are girls across the globe whose potential is not being fulfilled because they don’t have opportunities to lead. In fact, 62 million girls worldwide don’t have access to education, let alone leadership programming like that offered by Girl Scouts.
Together, we have the power and responsibility to make sure girls around the world have opportunities to realize their leadership potential, regardless of where they come from.
Today, we are calling on you to identify and embrace your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to make a difference in your community.
Here are some actions to take now:
- Reflect on your own G.I.R.L. leadership experiences and whether you identify as a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, or leader—or as more than one!
- Share a photo on social media showing how you lead like a G.I.R.L., using #IDG2016 and #GirlsforGirls.
- Join us for our TWO Twitter Chats! Today – from 1-2pm and tomorrow – on IDG 2016 – from 12:30-2pm! Let’s share exciting ways to encourage others to take the lead!
- Join Girl Scouts and live every day as a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader—and make a difference in your world.
It’s DAY 9 OF 11 DAYS OF ACTION – SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT and SPEAK TOGETHER
Today, add your voice and work to the discussion and showcase of the power of girls when they speak up for themselves and each other. And don’t miss our Twitter Chat from 1pm-2pm. Sponsored by Girls Coalition, PROGRESS and iTwixie @GirlsSWPA @PROGRESSatCMU @iTwixie.
When speak up for girls, for ourselves and for each other, our voices amplify to a level the world hears. Let’s raise our voices to a historical level. #SpeakUp #GenderEquity #11DaysofAction #IDG2016
Have you heard about BALI and GAC girls? New York girls from the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) and New Jersey girls from the Alice Paul Institute’s Girls Advisory Council (GAC) are joining to bring you a dynamic Day of Action! And they want to talk about what women’s emerging new leadership possibilities with national and international impact. Today, a woman is running for President of the United States. And, we have a woman seeking to become the new Secretary General of the United Nations. Two key leadership positions may be held by women and their leadership may inspire future generations of women leaders. Learn about what those future women leaders- BALI and GAC girls- think about how women’s representation in key leadership positions will affect them and their futures.
Day 8: Alice Paul Institute & Bella Abzug Leadership Institute Women and girls can inspire the next generation of leaders!11 Days of Action, IDG 2016 and tagged 11 days of action, Alice Paul Institute, Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Day 8, girl, IDG2016, Lead Like a Girl, leadership on .
Day 7: Girls must count and be counted
Sponsored by Plan Global
Girls must count and be counted
#GirlsTakeover 200 Governmental Offices!
Twitter Chat 11am-12pm @PlanGlobal
Girls worldwide are stepping into the shoes of presidents, mayors, head teachers, business leaders and more this International Day of the Girl on 11 October to demand a fair world where girls and boys have equal opportunities.This entry was posted in 11 Days of Action, IDG2016 and tagged 11 days of action, Girls Rights Are Human Rights, GirlsTakeover, IDG2016, PLAN International on .
Day 6: Girls Learn International #SolidarityWithGirls
Tell us how you show #SolidarityWithGirls by Tweeting @girlslearnintl and posting pictures of you and your friends doing the #SolidarityWithGirls photo activity on social media! Invite friends in your network to join in to raise awareness for girls’ rights. #IDG2016 #11DaysofAction
“I Show #SolidarityWithGirls By…” Photo & Social Media Activity:
Step 1: Download and print the “I show #SolidarityWithGirls by…” poster by going to bit.ly/SolidarityWithGirls or write this phrase on a small chalkboard or dry erase board.
Step 3: From your GLI Chapter or personal Twitter account, upload your #SolidarityWithGirls image and Tweet your photo @girlslearnintl and @IDG_Summit on October 6th.
Step 4: During the Twitter Chat, respond to the questions centered on how you show solidarity, support, and friendship with girls!
Step 5: Post your photos to your Instagram or additional social media accounts for #IDG2016 on October 11th, and don’t forget to tag @girlslearnintl so we can repost them!
This year, as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, Women and Girls Lead Global is all about fives!
On Oct 5th we will #High5 the amazing people, organizations and institutions working to bring girls voices into the spotlight, and we want you to celebrate with us! Tell us why you think girls’ voices are important, and who has helped you amplify your voice. Honor the gender equality champions you admire: #High5 the organizations, role models, and girl heroes that inspire you!
In honor of this momentous 5th IDG, and the critical 5th Sustainable Development Goal for Gender Equality, Women and Girls Lead Global is also excited to release the first peek at a beautiful new film about girls: #GirlConnected. Don’t miss the premiere of 5 mini docs about 5 amazing girls from 5 different countries. Truly #Bingeworthy! Like so many girl heroes around the world, these 5 girls are fighting for the rights of all girls to grow into healthy, educated, empowered women.
Girls’ voices are a crucial part of the world’s future, and they are stronger together! Bring your voice to the conversation. Join @womengirlslead for today’s Twitter Chat, 12-2pm ET! #High5 #GirlConnected #IDG2016 #11DaysofAction
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