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 8: Take Over Facebook
We want to take over your Facebook! (Ok, not really, but we do need your help).

International Day of the Girl is only 3 days away, so get people excited for IDG by changing your Facebook picture to one of these graphics. This is a global celebration, and we need as many people as possible to take part.

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When Adolfo Camarillo High School in California had to cut funding to its Girl Up Club due to budget constraints, that did not stop club president and founder Alexis Kallen.

Instead, she began operating the club from her home and successfully recruited 15 members.

This driven teen started a Youth Advisory Board with her congresswoman so that girls in her club can advocate for issues that they care about. This fall they’ll be tackling the Girls Count Act of 2013, a bill that will help ensure adolescent girls in developing countries are counted and supported.

Alexis, who was just recently selected to serve as a Teen Advisor for the 2013-2014 school year, is an active member of the SoCal Regional Club Coalition, and helped plan a recent Local Learning and Leadership Day, which attracted 80 Girl Up supporters.

Outside of Girl Up, Alexis is the Democratic State Party Chair within the Junior State of America (JSA), the largest student-run organization in the country. She’s teaming up with JSA this fall to host a VivaDressDrive and hopes to collect 100+ dresses to raise funds for Girl Up.

Oh, and did we mention Alexis is only 17 years old? Yea… She rocks.

Girl Up Changemaker

Senator Durbin

Approximately 10 million girls younger than 18 are married every year, sometimes with no say in the matter. Girl Up supporters sent thousands of letters to their elected officials saying that child marriage is a human rights violation, and Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois listened.  In March 2013, there was a victory for women and girls living in the United States and abroad. Through Senator Durbin’s leadership, the House of Representatives passed the long-awaited child marriage legislation as part of a broader Violence Against Women Act. We thank Senator Durbin for his relentless advocacy to end child marriage.

Wall of Supporters

- Companies That Care -

Henkel makes glue that holds many athletic shoes together and is behind products like Dial soap and Right Guard deodorant. Henkel is a proud supporter of Girl Up and sponsored a Unite for Girls Tour.

- Organizations Doing Great Work -

Girls Inc. develops programs that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. The network of Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 136,000 girls ages 6 - 18 in the United States and Canada.

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