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:

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:

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:


WGG Celebrates the Launch of Beijing +20

10305593_10100424687729429_1939139811920099301_nWGG Girl Advocate Diana prepares for her speech about the importance of girls’ rights in the Beijing Platform for Action with Gloria Steinem. Follow the conversation with @UN_Women and the movement with #Beijing20 #UNGirls.

“The Beijing Agenda is not the women’s agenda. It’s the agenda for humanity.” – UN Women

Celebrate IDG 2014 at the 2nd Annual Girls Speak Out

1KW_9054The Working Group on Girls is proud to partner with Day of the Girl Summit to host the 2nd Annual Girls Speak Out at the United Nations on 10 October 2014.

This year, the Girls Speak Out will focus on tell the stories of girls from around the world. We need to hear from YOU! 

Reflect on a specific moment in your life when you thought to yourself, “THIS is what it means to be a girl!” It could be a brave act, a moment of connection, a time when you overcame an obstacle, a life turning point, a best friend adventure, or a silly celebration.

Then send it to the IDG Summit! We are looking for original stories, poems, artwork, videos, photos, songs, or declarations about what it means to be a girl where you live!

We will select a diverse collection of bold, sensitive, funny, powerful, everyday stories of girls’ lives to be performed LIVE by girls during at the United Nations in New York City on Friday, October 10th.

And get this! We will also feature a select collection of stories on the IDG Summit site for the entire month of October in celebration of IDG 2014!

cropped-IDG-2013.jpgTo submit your work, you must:

  1. Be a girl (or group of girls) 18 years of age or younger.
  2. Answer the question: what does it mean to be a girl where you live?
  3. Tell us your story. Send your original work to: with your name, age, country and contact information by Friday, August 1st

Length requirements for submissions:

  • Short stories (maximum 500 words) and poems (maximum 250 words)
  • Art or Photos: send a picture with a short 50 – 100 word description
  • Video or music (maximum length of 3 minutes)