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Why a Day for Girls?

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Girls will tell you why!
We have much more work to do.

Let’s not stop now. Let’s keep up the momentum. The International Day of the Girl is not just one day. It’s a movement.

#SeeUs #HearUs #JoinUs.
#IDG2015

You can donate now to our primary sponsor, The Working Group on Girls, and help us keep our movement growing. Together we can change the world.

Watch Chandni on Indian-American Girl Culture, Stereotype and Stigma

Watch Chandni’s speech, as she delivered it at the United Nations on the International Day of the Girl Girls Speak Out on October 10, 2014. Do you relate to her point of view? Why? Why not? Tell us in the comments section below.

Get Your Tickets Today for March 12 Celebration in NYC

unnamed-2Join the Working Group on Girls in celebrating their 20th anniversary of advancing Girls’ Rights on March 12th in NYC!

You can be part of this historical celebration. Just order your tickets by March 6!

Cheers to our friends at the Working Group on Girls! YOU ROCK!

Day 10: I am a Girl and I Deserve

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Welcome to the 10th of 11 Days of Action, hosted by the Working Group on Girls!
Today, you are invited to raise your voices and
BE HEARD

Add your voice to girls’ voices around the world who are saying:

“#IamaGirl and I deserve….” #GirlsSpkOut

Hands UpToday, in solidarity with the 600+ girls at the
IDG Summit Girls Speak Out, let’s help amplify the voices of girls around the world. Let’s bring attention to their unique needs and concerns.

Let’s raise our voices and ask local and global communities, as well as national and international policy makers, to speak out for girls’ rights.

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We, the Working Group on Girls, are hosting Girls Speak Out at the United Nations today. The world will be listening. So join us! Let’s make our voices heard in a powerful way.

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Complete the following statement and share via all of your favorite social media:
“#IamaGirl and I deserve…” #GirlsSpkOut

 

 

 

Together, we are changing the world.

Day 9: Girlpreneur Day

Today is Day 9 of 11 Days of Action! Get ready to dream big today with Pink Lemonade Stand! Come up with an idea, a cause, a dream or a motto and share it with the world, using #Girlpreneur #IDG2014 #11DaysofAction

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Pink Lemonade Stand teaches girls ages 8 through 17 how to:
• to build a legacy
• launch ideas from the heart
• make passion their master
• and allow possibility to feed their soul

Our challenge and action for you today is to use #Girlpreneur to inspire the world with your idea, business, dream or motto! Be sure to use #Girlpreneur #11DaysofAction and #IDG2014 to keep the conversation going.

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Get ready to inspire the world, girls!
Send messages to @Pink_LemonGirl to show off your concepts and ideas.

Day 8: Code. Inspire. Make the World a Better Place.

It’s Day 8 of 11 Days of Action! So get ready to take action with Girl Scouts.

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We live in a digital age in which many of the problems our society faces can be addressed and even fixed with code. And you can be part of the solutions!

You don’t need to be a trained programmer or mathematician to make things with code.

In fact, there are tons of fun and creative activities you can try right now to take your first coding step:

Code: Visit Made With Code, make your own avatar, name it, and share it!

Inspire: Share your avatar on social media using #IDG2014 along with your vision for a better world for girls.

Make the World a Better Place: Made With Code is about so much more than just fun and games. The coding skills you learn today can be the beginning of YOUR journey to doing something big to make a difference in the world or solve a problem you care deeply about.

Code can help you make:

  • Secure databases to record human rights abuses.
  • Online petition software that can instantly collect signatures about urgent causes.
  • Location devices to keep relief workers and separated families connected during disasters.
  • Microfinance websites that help fight poverty by providing loans to low-income people in developing countries.

You see? Coding for a better world all begins with YOU! Start the fun now. And don’t forget to share your vision for a better world for girls on social media using #IDG2014.

 

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Day 7: It Really Is a Girl Thing

#itsaGirlThing

fearlessThe 7th Day of the 11 Days of Action in support of the International Day of the Girl comes to us from Plan International’s Because I am a Girl campaign. Plan has put together a great video focusing on girlhood – the joy and the challenges. It has been made with global Youtube trenders who want to spread the word far and wide, gaining support for girl’s issues around the world in the run-up to October 11th.

Watch it.

Now share it. Be sure to use #itsaGirlThing

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Take a picture of yourself and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any of your favorite social media channels, with #itsaGirlThing, like this:

Website link: http://plan-international.org/itsaGirlThing

Follow us on:

Facebook: facebook.com/planinternational facebook.com/plangirls
Twitter: @planglobal

Day 6: Find a Leader! Be a Leader!

Why do we need to elect more women?

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  • It’s fair! Women are 51% the U.S. population, but less than 25% of all elected officials.
  • It’s smart! When we choose leaders, we should pick from the widest pool of possibilities so we make sure to get the best people.
  • Women change things up! They bring different backgrounds, different ideas about policies, and different approaches to how to make government work.

If it’s such a great idea, why are there so few elected women leaders?
Lots of reasons – but the biggest one is: Not enough women run for office!

Why don’t women run?
Again, lots of reasons – but here’s a big one: Nobody asked!

I'mGoingtoBePresident_cropped2One girl who learned about how few women ran for office decided to take action. She wrote a letter to one of her teachers and asked her to run, telling her why she’d be great. Guess what? The teacher thought about it, realized it made sense, ran for her local council – and won!

So here are TWO actions to take for Day 6 of 11 Days of Action!  

  1. Think about the future you. If you could make a big difference by running for office, what would you like to do? What in your neighborhood, your country or the world would you change? What problem could you help to solve? Make a sign to tell us what you’ll run for and what you hope to do:“If I were President, I would___________” or “When I’m the Mayor, I will ______” or “In the Senate, I’ll make sure _____________.” Share it online with the hashtag #girlslead!
  2. Do you know a woman who’s ready to be a great leader today? Invite her to run! You can write a letter, make a sign, record a video – just reach out to her. Tell her why she should run, why you think she’d do a great job. And make sure to tell her how you’ll help – maybe hold a car wash to raise campaign funds or hand out campaign literature. Ask others to chime in too, so she’ll know that lots of people want her to run. Then tell us about who you asked and why. Maybe you’ll inspire others to ask women they know. This could be the start of something big!Learn more about Teach a Girl to Lead™ by visiting teachagirltolead.org!
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    Facebook
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    and Instagram

You can also learn more about women and politics at the Center for American Women and Politics

Day 5: Take the TAKE3 HPV Pledge

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CALLING ALL TEENS!

PARENTS OF TEENS!

TAKE THE TAKE3 Pledge NOW!

HPV vaccination = cancer prevention.
Plain and simple.

So for Day 5 of the 11 Days of Action, we are calling all teens and all parents of teens to take theTAKE3 Pledge! It’s easy! Just follow these steps:

1. Sign the TAKE3 Pledge

2. Post a picture of yourself holding a sign that says #TAKE3, to show you took the TAKE3 Pledge

3. Post your picture on your fave social media using the TAKE3 hashtags: #Itookthepledge #TAKE3  #everykid  #IDG2014

4. Invite your friends to also takeTAKE3 Pledge

5. THEN GET VACCINATED!

11 Days of Action: Day 5Thank you,  Women and Girls Foundation. for this incredibly important
Day 5 of the 11 Days of Action!

Day 4: Be a Film Champion

Rebecca Barry, the director of I AM A GIRL, and her team, invite you to take action TODAY and become a FILM CHAMPION! Here’s how:
• See the film in NYC October 9th, or
• Bring the film to YOUR TOWN

I AM A GIRL makes its U.S. premiere during Day of the Girl Summit in NYC October 9th 

THURSDAY, OCT 9TH, 7:30 PM
E-WALK STADIUM 13
247 W. 42ND STREET
NEW YORK, NY
TICKETS:  $15

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! https://gathr.us/screening/8882

The award-winning film I AM A GIRL chronicles the journey of young women around the world through the obstacles, trials, hopes and dreams unique in growing up female in the challenging 21st Century.  I AM A GIRL, by Australian filmmaker Rebecca Barry, has been critically acclaimed for its compelling content and portrayals.  The documentary is a Signature Partner for the International Day of the Girl Summit (Oct 1-11 in New York City).

Be among the first in America to experience the film October 9th!

Here’s how YOU can Be a FILM CHAMPION
Bring this amazing documentary to your hometown. It’s a fun, important and meaningful way to galvanize your city on topics affecting girls, women and families everywhere. Requesting a screening is free and easy.  Simply click on the link below to get started.  Once your town meets its ticket goals, all of your I am a Girl Screening Event planning will become a reality!

Follow this link (hyperlink http://www.iamagirl.com.au/screenings-usand click Gahtr It! to become a FILM CHAMPION of I AM A GIRL today!

TWEET:  I Am A Film Champion for Girls in [INSERT YOUR HOMETOWN/LOCATION] #IAMAGIRL #IDG2014 #HeForShe
W: www.iamagirl.com.au
FB: /iamagirldoco
Twitter: @iamagirldoco

For inquiries about the special screening October 9 or becoming a FILM CHAMPION for I AM A GIRL, contact:  johnm@gathr.us   Thank You!