Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day of the Girl!

September 22nd is the Day of the Girl! Although it's a campaign to get President Obama to support a National Day of the Girl in the US, it is intended to raise awareness about the issues facing girls around the world.

One of the things that Day of the Girl encourages us to do in September is get mad.

On their website they say:
"Get mad. If you’re not mad about the issues girls have to face, then you’re not paying attention. Get educated about the barriers to girls’ equality and get moving on your part of the solution."

So here is their wonderful introduction to some of the biggest issues facing girls around the world. Read away, get your blood boiling, cry in frustration.

Then support the Day of the Girl, sign the petition, and think about the small things that you could do. Being aware of, and spreading awareness of the issues is part of the solution.

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