INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL 2016!
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG 2016)! For this historic anniversary, we want to add your voice to help make this year’s celebration the greatest ever. 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. We need your voice!
Here’s how: If you’re between 13-18 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 2016 at the United Nations in New York City! And everyone who submits her work will be featured on the DayoftheGirlSummit.org website, in our IDG2016 Webcast or Shoutout Page!
Tell us about one of the following:
- What does girl power mean to you?
- How are girls inspirational? !
- Tell us about girls where you live who are doing things to help each other.
- Have girls in your town or community overcome a challenge or triumph?
- What will you do to celebrate the International Day of the Girl where you live?
Send us your responses with a completed IDG Summit Consent Form no later than Thursday, September 1st 11:59PM US EST! Please make sure your submission is in one of these formats: Poetry or monologues (maximum 250 words) Video (maximum length of 2 minutes) Photographs (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels) Art or graphic design (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)
Email your submission and consent form to: IDGsubmissions@gmail.com with your name, age, country, and contact information!
Tell the UN: WE WANT A FEMINIST, WOMAN SG!
SIGN THE PETITION
There are many campaigns in strong support of a woman UN Secretary General. Please consider signing our petition! Our support will be posted on womansg.org
EMAIL THE SECURITY COUNCIL
Equality Now, a WGG member organization, has made it incredibly easy to contact the Security Council directly with your support for a female Secretary General. Visit this webpage and click “Take Action Now.” From there, you can send pre-written emails to the SC with just a few clicks!
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CSW60 Girls Statement!
Girl advocates from around the world who attended CSW60 wrote this year’s Girls Statement! An activist from The Grail delivered it during CSW. See below:
WGG CSW Events!
If you are attending CSW60, we hope you join us for WGG Events and Co-Sponsored Events!
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Join the Working Group on Girls for CSW60 Teen Orientation!
Join us for this interactive program that provides teen delegates with a valuable space to prepare, network and strategize for the 60th Commission on the Status of Women with other youth delegates!
Teen Orientation is designed for young people (ages 14 – 25) and chaperones attending the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 60). The day will help teen delegates prepare for their time at the Commission by providing interactive workshops on the CSW, and the primary and review themes as they relate to girls’ human rights.
Participants will receive training in advocacy skills, and learn to develop their own talking points for international advocacy work. Teen delegates will also consider current efforts to advance the human rights of girls and learn how to effectively navigate CSW 60.
Contact us with any questions.
Please #JoinUs this #GivingTuesday! #StandWithGirls and change the world.
Get your own IDG t-shirt!
International Day of the Girl 2015 was amazing! Celebrate all year round with your very own #IDG2015 t-shirt, which was worn by our Girl Performers as part of the #GirlsTakeOver at the United Nations!
Click here to purchase your own IDG 2015 t-shirt for $25.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA only). Orders due by November 6th and shirts will ship the week of November 13th.
IDG 2015 shirts are available in sizes adult S – XL; every shirt is black with neon blue logo design.
Get your shirt TODAY!
Sustainable Development GIRLS!
Girls are integral to successful and sustainable development. So, WGG asked girls what change they want to see in their communities. Here is what they had to say about the Sustainable Development Goals: