Just A Girl
"You can't do that! You're just a girl!"
I know so many of us have heard that throughout our lives-we said it, had someone say it to us or heard it being said. The phrase "just a girl" has long been used to limit girls around the world from doing all that they are capable of: Running a company? You can't do that you are just a girl! Climbing the highest mountain? You can't do that, you are just a girl! Brokering a peace agreement? You can't do that, you are just a girl! Hearing that often enough can even cause you to repeat it to yourself-to limit yourself, but this International Day of the Girl let's no longer say "you're just a girl," but instead "you're just the girl." You are just the girl to lead a company, you are just the girl to climb the highest mountain, you are just the girl to broker a peace agreement and you are just the girl to dream and succeed big.
Act for "just the girls" around the world:
I'm not just a girl, I am just THE girl!" @gce_us #dayofthegirl
Education makes the difference https://vimeo.com/61018495 #dayofthegirl
"Girls and young women are one of the fastest growing segments of the population in developing countries, and their health and welfare is fundamental to creating and maintaining strong economies and healthy communities." http://bit.ly/19xJcY5 #dayofthegirl
Read the CNN Winner (chosen by Malala!) and Co-President of School Girls Unite, Julia Fine's, essay on how inspiring Malala is
Make sure all girls are counted around the world with GirlUp (11daysofaction.org)
Go to School Girls Unite's (Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter) International Day of the Girl Event, Arts and Action, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD, October 11, 2013 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Join Library For All in a Read-A-Thon
Participate in an Advocacy Day for education for all
Be a voice at the Day of the Girl Virtual Summit
Check out our blog with new entries on #IDG2013 from GirlUp, LitWorld and School Girls Unite