The Girl Declaration!


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At the 2013 Women Deliver Conference, the Girl Tree provided an interactive experience for conference participants to listen to the stories of girls from around the world. On October 1st,  the Nike Foundation in coordination with the United Nations Foundation is launching the Girl Declaration. The Girl Declaration is a call to action that aims to ensure that adolescent girls are included in the post-2015 agenda. The Declaration shows that girls’ voices are powerful and need to be heard. Simply put, prioritizing girls in the post-2015 agenda requires that governments, organizations, individuals and various other stakeholders LISTEN. 

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This week during the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative the Girl Declaration “took the stage” as organizations, dignitaries and individuals showed their support. Two spirited Rwandan journalists Benigne and Sifa continue to dedicate their time and talents to making the Girl Declaration known.

Over the past several months, hundreds of girls have been met with and asked simple questions related to their dreams, hopes and aspirations. Liba and Farwa are two beautiful girls who raise their powerful voices and with strength share their stories.

Plans are underway to reach out to more girls in seven new countries. The movement to prioritize girls on the post-2015 agenda continues to grow. Join the movement by signing the Girl Declaration today!

Watch the Girl Declaration Video!

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Tagged with: Empowerment    Gender Equality    Girl Effect    Girl's empowerment    Millennium Development Goals    post-2015    United Nations Foundation

Diane Fender

Diane is a Global Traveler, Writer, Anthropologist and Vice President of Girls' Globe whose work has taken her throughout East Africa, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, and India. She is passionate about empowering indigenous women led movements to create change for communities around the world.

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  • sarah Turner

    I am just starting an exciting project for girls as part of my International Relations (Peace Studies) course. This is exactly my motives behind the project. Can I use these video clips in the training I plan to deliver please?

    • On behalf of Diane, and since I personally know you 🙂 Of course! Please use these as you talk to the girls in your area. They are incredible teaching tools. Thanks for checking with us and thanks for being a part of GG!

  • LOVE this!

  • Diane

    Thank you Sarah and Elisabeth! Let’s keep momentum going to get girls on the post-2015 agenda!