Day of The Girl: Why We Need One, and How You Can HelpRebecca Odes
We devote a good chunk of our blog space to decrying marketers and media for the way they represent girls. We quote psychologists and academics about the way these messages might negatively affect our daughters’ lives. We continue to fight gender inequality as women and mothers. And in other parts of the world, the discrepancy between the rights of males and females is even more striking.These inequalities deny the daughters of the world a fair chance. They endanger their futures, and sometimes their lives.
This is why a growing group of supporters is fighting to make today, September 22, Day of The Girl. A day for girls to be celebrated. A day for the world to take a look at how we can do a better job of caring for our girls, and giving them the very best chance for success. A day for us all to ask ourselves: What are you doing to make girls’ worlds bigger and better?
“We want the freedom to be ourselves, and to be treated as equals, regardless of sex. We want legislation and programs that ensure the rights and dignity of girls everywhere. We want a National Day of the Girl to explore gender discrimination and advocate for equality for every girl in the world. We want to create positive, concrete changes in how all girls and women are treated and perceived. We are asking President Barack Obama to support our year-long campaign to claim a day for girls everywhere.”
Today is the culmination of a year-long campaign to raise awareness for girls’ issues nation-and world-wide. If you have a daughter, or want to help improve the situation for girls around the world, here’s how you can help:
Sign The Petition
Try some of these 22 Girl-Positive things you can do this month, or any month, to help improve the world for your daughter and girls around the world.
Find out more on dayofthegirl.org
Can Moms change the world? Christy Turlington thinks so!