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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

Day 10 – Girl Leadership

Girl Scouts
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!
#GirlLeaders #LeadLikeAGirlScout
Twitter Chat 1-2pm E1T

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.

Together, letcapture’s empower girls to harness their inner leader to make the world a better place for us all.

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:

  1. 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!
  2. Share a photo on social media showing how you lead like a G.I.R.L., using #IDG2016 and #GirlsforGirls.
  3. 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!
  4. Join Girl Scouts and live every day as a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader—and make a difference in your world.

Voices to End Child Marriage

GNB_US Partnership_HorizontalThroughout the month of June, the IDG Summit Team joins Girls Not Brides USA in the fight to end child marriage.

Every day, approximately 37,000 girls under the age of 18 get married. Most of these girls have little or no say in the matter. They are robbed of their youth, their education, their health, and their futures.

Join #Lead4Girls today and tell Secretary Kerry to give all girls a choice, and a chance, for a real future.

Here’s what you can do:Selfie Project Photo 3

  1. Tweet @JohnKerry using the sample messages below or create your own messages urging the Secretary of State to #Lead4Girls and #EndChildMarriage for #IDG2014.
  1. Create a selfie with the message “@JohnKerry Please work to #EndChildMarriage and #Lead4Girls!” and post it to your facebook, tumblr, instagram and twitter accounts.

Sample Tweets:

Girls deserve choices, not forced marriages! @JohnKerry  #Lead4Girls 2 #endchildmarriage so girls worldwide have same chances I do! #IDG2014

.@JohnKerry: Help #endchildmarriage by 2030! Commit the U.S. to #Lead4Girls! #11MonthsofAction http://bit.ly/1k1kl4f

.@JohnKerry: Don’t girls around the world deserve the same opportunities as me? Let’s #lead4girls 2 #endchildmarriage #11monthsofaction

Selfie Project Photo 1Pls RT-> Girls like me should be students, not brides! @JohnKerry: support girls’ education to #endchildmarriage #lead4girls #IDG2014

.@JohnKerry Help girls fulfill their dreams! Let girls be girls, not brides. #endchildmarriage #lead4girls #IDG2014

All girls deserve a chance at a real future. @JohnKerry: It’s time to show the world the U.S. can #lead4girls & #endchildmarriage! #IDG2014

Child marriage is a violation of girls’ rights & takes away our choices & opportunities; Pls #Lead4Girls & work 2 #endchildmarriage #IDG2014

14M girls r married every year b4 age 18. Girls like me deserve a life they choose. @JohnKerry #endchildmarriage. #lead4girls #IDG2014

.@JohnKerry: Each girl is a universe of potential. Give us choices, opportunities & a chance at a real future. #endchildmarriage #lead4girls

Want to learn more? Visit these websites and tell your friends, family and classmates what you have learned:

 

The Revolutionary Optimists

Unknown-4“If you want to start any type of change, start it with the children.” Don’t miss The Revolutionary Optimists, an incredible documentary about child activists bringing about change in their communities.

Get inspired, create change, and share the message! Watch the film today.

Together, we can change the world.

 

Not Another Word

not_another_word-full-thumb-mediumNot Another Word is an intimate portrait of three generations of women in a Middle Eastern family with deeply conflicted values. It is part of a collection of short films exploring international stories made for and by women.

Watch the trailer and the film for free until March 31st in the #SheDocs Film Festival.