On our Day 3 of Highlights we’re showcasing some fabulous events from all over the world! If you’d like more information check out all our 551 events in 93 countries, in 325 cities, and on all 7 continents!
I Am a Girl, I Am Not Your Wife: Liberia Holds a Parade for Girl’s Rights
The Ministry of Gender Development in Liberia hosted a celebration titled, “I Am a Girl, I Am Not Your Wife,” aimed at exploring more opportunities for girls as well as increasing awareness of inequality that girls face. The event focused on access to legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination and violence. The event culminated in a street parade with a tour for participants to vulnerable communities.
For more information about The Ministry of Gender Development, visit their website.
Rocking Out for Girls: Plan India has a concert to celebrate
Plan India organized a rock concert with six leading and popular Indian rock bands. They all performed on the theme, “Because I am a Girl.” The bands included Indian Ocean, Indus Creed, Sona Mahapatra, Euphoria, Papon, and Parikrama. The show was complete with several “shout-outs” to girls.
Check out Plan India’s site for more information.
A Campaign Launch: Google Student Ambassador holds conferences for Algerian girls
Google Student Ambassador and Google Women in Technology Ambassador, Djahida Belayadi, launched a year-long awareness campaign in Algeria at the National Higher School of Computer Science. Belayadi organized a series of conferences for the region’s girls to raise awareness of the importance of girl’s education. She plans on forming groups of volunteers to dispatch in Algeria and on arranging them in turn throughout the year to host awareness campaign events.
A Family Event: Trinity Hall school shows off their #BasicMath skills
New Jersey, USA
The students and families of Trinity Hall, an all-girls Catholic high school, gathered for a night to celebrate educating and empowering girls! The school played the 10×10 trailer, and everyone filled out their own #BasicMath signs. Girls ran up on stage and lifted their signs while parents snapped photos and cheered. It was a night for the girls to share their ideas, visions, and dreams.
To learn more about Trinity Hall or their event, see their Facebook page.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the International Day of the Girl to help raise awareness around girls’ education and inspire people to take action. Continue the effort. Spread the Word. Share the Girl Rising trailer with friends and family so that together we can help educate girls and change the world!