#11DaysofAction

11 Days,
11 Different Actions.

From October 1 leading up to International Day of the Girl on October 11, join us and take action so that every girl, everywhere can reach her full potential. Because while we are strong, together we are stronger.

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Action of the Day
Day 6: Submit a Video
Record a fun video answering either question:

1) How would you celebrate if every girl, no matter where she was born, was able to reach her full potential? Or 2) If you were given $1 million, how would you spend it to help girls around the world?

Then, post it to Instagram, Vine, YouTube… anywhere! Make sure to tag #11DaysofAction.

Who says youth can’t have a say in politics?

The SMARRTT Girl Up Club in Denver, Colorado, knows how to spark creativity in the surrounding community and accomplish big things. Led by President Kennede Reese, the club has already recruited 15 dedicated, passionate members – and the club was only started in June!

Even though all SMARRTT Girl Up Club members are under the age of 18 and cannot vote, they confidently believe that they deserve to have a voice in politics. As the youth truism goes, “nothing for us, without us!” That’s why club members have written letters to their members of Congress about the Girls Count Act of 2013, a bill that will help ensure adolescent girls in developing countries are counted and supported. Kennede has also helped the club set up meetings with a Colorado senator.

OK, so that’s a lot of work to do in only a few months, but SMARRTT Girl Up Club didn’t stop there. They also launched an awesome Facebook page, engaged in extraordinary social media outreach, and have challenged those living across the metro Denver area to participate in a “Change for Change” drive by putting their spare change in various collection jars in the area for Girl Up.

These teens have already made a huge impact in such a short period of time, and that’s why SMARRTT Girl Up Club was our August 2013 Club of the Month!

Girl Up Changemaker

Zeenat Rahman

Zeenat Rahman has one of the coolest jobs…ever. As the Special Adviser on Global Youth Issues and Director of the Office of Global Youth Issues at the State Department, she connects with young people around the world and encourages governments to respond to youth issues. Zeenat knows that global problems cannot be solved without youth participation. Rahman spoke at the 2013 Girl Up Leadership Summit and encouraged participants to make a difference. “I see my job not as one that guides young people, but rather gives young people platforms and opportunities to lead and then for us to get out of the way.”

 

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- Companies That Care -

While Dell is known for their technology solutions, the company is a steadfast champion for women and girls through initiatives like DWEN and their support of Girl Up.

- Organizations Doing Great Work -

Together for Girls is a partnership with national governments, civil society and the private sector that works to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence against girls.

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