Easy Ways to Celebrate Day of the Girl 2013

A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult.
source: The World Bank

source: Day of the Girl

source: Day of the Girl

This Friday marks the second ever International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to advancing the rights of girls around the world. As it says on the official Day of the Girl site, Day of the Girl is “bigger than one issue, one organization, one country, and even the day itself. It is a yearly reflection of what we’ve done and what we need to keep doing  to fully achieve gender equality everywhere.”

There are so many ways to take part in International Day of the Girl. It’s all about getting involved, and that means everything from raising your own awareness to sharing the day’s mission with others to supporting related causes.

For example, you can donate to great educations supporting girls education, like She’s the First. You can purchase products made by women, or designed to support women and girls, like our A Brighter Future gift set, which donates to the Malala Fund.

You can follow the International Day of the Girl hashtag on twitter to take part in the global conversation, and like the Day of the Girl facebook page for updates.

And there’s tons of great, shareable media out there. Below are a few of the videos and essays we’ve enjoyed this week — from a round up of girls who are dreaming big to a brief, heart-warming video featuring pop star Katy Perry!

  1. 8 Girls Who Dream Big For International Day of the Girl 2013 on the Huffington Post
  2. 10 Facts You Don’t Know About Girls Education on ABC News
  3. Women as a Force for Change by Nicholas Kristof
  4. Watch Katy Perry ‘Roar’ with Unicef for International Day of the Girl
  5. Anne T. Donahue reflects on undervaluing education & remembering its importance
  6. Watch Jon Stewart’s full interview with Malala Yousafzai on The Daily Show: part 1, part 2, & part 3.

What have you been reading and watching in honor of Day of the Girl? We’d love to know — please share with us in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter!


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