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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!

Girls Speak Out 2017

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:

Day 11: Day of the Girl

What an amazing International Day of the Girl IDG2017!

1) Let’s keep up the momentum from the Global Day of Action

2) Raise your voice with ours as part of our efforts for #JusticeForGirls

3) AND watch the 5th Annual Girls Speak Out at the United Nations right here!

 

Bring our message to every corner of the planet! Girls Rights are Human Rights!
#JusticeForGirls #GirlsSpkOut #IDG2017

Thank you to our amazing Global Day of Action Sponsors!

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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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)

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 bit.ly/SolidarityWithGirls 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 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 2 – Global Girl Data Movement

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. But there is gap in our understanding about girls’ lives and what girls need to succeed in their communities. That’s why UNICEF is calling on the global community to collect, identify, and track progress for girls. They are building a movement for #GirlData!

Here is how you can help! 

On 8 June 2016, Aber Beatrice, 5, photographed in the restaurant that her mother owns in Magri, South Sudan.   “Can you write your name?” Aber asked, “and hers, and hers,” making sure all the names were written down. Then she gave her mother’s telephone number, which she wanted to show she could recall from memory. “I can write my own name, and my mother’s” and then proceeded to put them in the note book. Born in South Sudan just before independence, her family had returned from exile in Uganda where her father had met her mother. Ida spoke with the type of confidence we had discovered in Aber, and an even brighter smile when she spoke of Ida’s future. From the income of the small family restaurant Ida sends Aber to school, and hopes she will even go to university overseas once she has finished high school. “I want to be a doctor” Aber says, and then adds “to help the people here in Magri. We have a doctor in Magri. His name is David. He is a very nice man.”

On 8 June 2016, Aber Beatrice, 5, photographed in the restaurant that her mother owns in Magri, South Sudan.
“Can you write your name?” Aber asked, “and hers, and hers,” making sure all the names were written down. Then she gave her mother’s telephone number, which she wanted to show she could recall from memory. “I can write my own name, and my mother’s” and then proceeded to put them in the note book. Born in South Sudan just before independence, her family had returned from exile in Uganda where her father had met her mother. Ida spoke with the type of confidence we had discovered in Aber, and an even brighter smile when she spoke of Ida’s future. From the income of the small family restaurant Ida sends Aber to school, and hopes she will even go to university overseas once she has finished high school. “I want to be a doctor” Aber says, and then adds “to help the people here in Magri. We have a doctor in Magri. His name is David. He is a very nice man.”

 UNICEF engaged over 2,000,000 young U-Reporters across 30 countries to end violence against girls. Nearly 1,500,000 reported that violence against girls is a problem in their community and 100,000 U-Reporters are acting in their community to stop this violence. Join UNICEF and IDG_Summit in celebrating #IDG2016 and demand #GirlData to show progress for girls in achieving #goal5

-> Join the global girl data movement.

-> Go to Facebook.com/UReportGlobal 

-> Support our Call for Action #GirlData

-> Add your voice to ours! #11DaysofAction #IDG2016

Day 1 – Why a Day for Girls?

It’s Day 1 of 11 Days of Action!
The Working Group on GirlsThank you, 
Working Group on Girls for hosting this very special kick-off day of this historical 11 Days leading up to the 5th Annual International Day of the Girl!

The Working Group on Girls will tell the story of IDG and highlight some of the many reasons why we need a day for girls! Our Girl Advocates and Girl Activists will share their memories and pictures of some of the favorite moments over the past 5 years.

 So don’t miss our Twitter Chat today, October 1, 2016, from 10AM – 2PM ET! Get ready to share your memories, too! And ask questions about how you can get involved with this empowering, influential and important movement in support of Girls’ Global Rights!

 @IDG_Summit and @NGOWGG

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