Day of the Girl is Official!

By: Wendy L.

Ten years from now, we predict thousands upon thousands of girls will create a sensation and cause a ruckus on October 11, 2022. It will be the norm for girls to speak about their dreams and demand equality for girls everywhere in the world.

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Who owns sexism?

By: Nikki W.

Last week I griped about prime time sexism on television. Now Think Progress’ Alyssa Rosenberg takes a step back and wonders about  “The Need For Gender Equality In Television” focusing on women behind the scenes.

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Versus

By: Nikki W.

Last week, Susan Blaustein had a blog on The Huffington Post that I thought was particularly well done, the crux of her blog being:

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RIP Wangari Maathai

By: Nikki W.

Nobel-prize winner Wangari Maathai has died. She was the founder of the Green Belt Movement, which has planted an estimated 45 million trees around Kenya since 1977. Today’s message on their site:

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Dear Forever 21

This post originally appeared on the Hardy Girls Healthy Women blog

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Day of the Girl Blogs

By: Nikki W.

Did you write or read a great blog post about Day of the Girl? Link it in the comments so we can add you to the list of Official Day of the Girl Kickoff Supporters!

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Dear World: Now What?

By: Nikki W. 

What a great kickoff to the Day of the Girl campaign we’ve had today. Tons of petition signatures (keep ‘em coming) and people subscribing to stay in touch as our activities continue. We’re loving the new followers on Twitter and all the blog posts, too. So today we launched a movement.

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Healing, Storytelling and Girls’ Empowerment: Stand Up for Girls and Let them Speak!

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September 21: Spark a movement.

By: Nikki W.

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Montgomery County Proclaims Day of the Girl

By: Nikki W.

Today, Montgomery County Maryland was among the first counties in the United States to designate a Day of the Girl. Four representatives of the Day of the Girl campaign were at the ceremony to present the vision and mission of our year-long campaign to create a national day to recognize girls.

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