Category Archives: 11 Days of Action

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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!

Day 11 – Happy International Day of the Girl IDG2016

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 img_9096
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 imagesPartners:
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 @LorettoattheUNimgres-1
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 9 – Speak Up


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




Day 8 – Lead Like a Girl

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!

Join us Saturday, October 8; 10am-2pm on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
bella api#LeadLikeAGirl 

Day 7 – Girls Takeover

To mark this years International Day of the Girl on 11 October, we are setting up girl takeovers in places of power and spaces where girls' voices aren't usually heard. We want to highlight the might of girls and their right to a voice on issues that influence them. More than 150 #GirlsTakeover events are taking place across the globe to demonstrate girls’ strength, power and ability to change the world.

To mark this years International Day of the Girl on 11 October, we are setting up girl takeovers in places of power and spaces where girls’ voices aren’t usually heard. We want to highlight the might of girls and their right to a voice on issues that influence them.
More than 150 #GirlsTakeover events are taking place across the globe to demonstrate girls’ strength, power and ability to change the world.

Day 7: Girls must count and be counted
Sponsored by Plan Global
Girls must count and be counted
#GirlsTakeover 200 Governmental Offices!
#InvisibleGirls #BecauseiamaGirl
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.

Day 6 – Solidarity With Girls

Girls Learn International

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

Join our Twitter Chat 4-5pm ET @GirlsLearnIntl @IDG_Summitsoemi-photavath_solidaritywithgirls_photo-activity-1

“I Show #SolidarityWithGirls By…” Photo & Social Media Activity:
Step 1: Download and print the “I show #SolidarityWithGirls by…” poster by going to or write this phrase on a small chalkboard or dry erase board.

Step 2: Have students around your school fill in their amarisa-sinclair_gli_solidaritywithgirls_photo-activitynswer to the question and take their picture holding their response. Make sure you get their consent to post the photo on social media.

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!

Day 5 – High 5 Girl Champions

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!girl_connected_1080x1080

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

Day 4 – Girls Like Us

Happy Day 4 of 11 Dayspartnering-with-girls-at-the-un of Action!

Today, share a photo of you and your mentor creating change in the world! Don’t forget to tag @IDGSummit @NGO_CSW_NY with #GirlsLikeUs #IDG2016 #11DaysofAction.

We need to share our stories — stories about how women support girls. What works? What do you need? What do you want? What works? What might work? Share your ideas!

We want to learn from girls – what do you need from women to support your activism?
How can women and girls work together to create an environment in which the younger generation of girls is supported and empowered?

women-supporting-girlsShare your pictures, stories and ideas on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to tag @IDGSummit @NGO_CSW_NY with #GirlsLikeUs #IDG2016 #11DaysofAction. And don’t miss our Twitter Chat from 11am-12pm ET!




Day 3 – Activate Her Star Power

Welcome to Day 3 of 11 Days of Action! Thank you, Girls on the Run, in Hunterdon, Bucks & Warren, NJ Counties, for your support!

Join us and Activate Her #StarPower!

Today, let’s acknowledge the amazing girls and women who have helped us to activate it, because every girl is #BornToShine! Here’s how:

  • Help a girl or woman to activate her #StarPower today, and tell us about it!
  • Tell us about a time when a girl or woman helped you to blow a cloud away from your Star!

Then join our Twitter chat from 11am – 12pm to share your stories of #StarPower!IMG_0349

Born to Shine: showcasing the ways that girls and women help each other to activate  their Star Power, because we are all #GirlsForGirls!

Girls on the Run of Hunterdon, Bucks & Warren Counties envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Here at Girls on the Run, we use a concept called Star Power to help girls to recognize and access that potential.  EIMG_0553very girl has a bright, shining Star inside of herself that makes her unique, strong, and happy.  Negative thoughts, experiences, and obstacles can be like clouds that cover up our Stars and make us feel like less than what we are.  Sometimes, we can activate our Star Power and blow these clouds away on our own, and sometimes we need help.

Let’s activate her #StarPower and share our stories!

Each of us is #BornToShine!

#11DaysofAction, #IDG2016