NEW Girl Advocate Applications Available

PhumzileAminaGirlsAre you passionate about girls’ issues around the world? Do you want to speak with global leaders, activists, politicians and change-makers about girls’ rights?

The Working Group on Girls is looking for a team of dynamic, passionate, motivated Girl Advocates to join us this year and make sure girls’ voices and experiences are heard, listened to and taken seriously at the United Nations!

Submit your application to us by October 15th for full consideration. Applications are available here: WGG Girl Advocate Application 2014  

Join UN Women’s Beijing +20 Campaign

GirlChildBanner_UNICEF_Haiti_Credit_675x317 jpgAs part of UN Women’s Beijing +20 campaign, they will focus on the Girl Child for the month of August. Throughout the month, you can help share the message about girls’ rights with #Beijing20 and their social media package which includes images, fast facts, and stories to share with your network.

Check out their latest line up: a series featuring articles written by celebrities, well-known personalities and women’s and girls’ rights activists about why we still need the Beijing agenda.

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If you want to learn more, check out the UN Women Beijing +20 website or subscribe to receive updates from UN Women about the campaign.

UN MY World Mandela Day: July 18th

On July 18th, Join the UN MY World team and the Nelson Mandela Foundation for a social media day of action ‘Remembering Mandela’.

Mandela Day seeks to inspire people everywhere to take action and change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. The MY World initiative facilitates a global citizen vote at the United Nations, allowing people to have a direct say in shaping a better world through the post-2015 development goals.

mandela.10.2Here is how you can participate:

1) Youtube challenge: In the run up to Mandela Day on July 18th people everywhere are being asked to upload videos of themselves saying their most inspiring Mandela quotes in 30 seconds and posting it onto YouTube with the tagline ‘Remembering Mandela’. From these crowd sourced videos, a compilation video will be created to commemorate Mandela’s legacy and how it resonates with people worldwide. Info: http://blog.myworld2015.org/nelson-mandela-youtube-challenge/

2) Twitter/Thunderclap Campaign: Add your voice to the official Social media rally on July 18 by joining the Mandela Day Thunderclap – sign up in advance. Joining a thunderclap allows you to join a coordinated social media push on Mandela day calling on people everywhere to live the legacy and vote on the UN’s MY World platform. Join here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/13647-remembering-mandela

3) Digital Campaign: inspire your Community on Mandela day in his own words by posting a series of social media quotes and photos, which can be found in the social media toolkit: http://tinyurl.com/mandelakit