Thursday, 11 October 2012

International Day of the Girl 11th October 2012

Maronka girls are raising their hands in support of International Day of the Girl and the launch of the Because I am a Girl Campaign.

Globally, 1 in 3 girls are denied an education.  This is unfair & unjust. Raise your hand for girls.

Every 3 seconds, another girl is forced or coerced to marry. Raise your hand to send girls to school instead.

An extra year of secondary school increases a girl’s potential income by 15 to 25%. Raise your hand for girls.

Because I am a Girl campaign will launch today and aims to support millions of girls to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them.

On this day, monuments across the world will light up in pink, including the Empire State building, the Egyptian pyramids, London Eye, Niagara Falls, Delhi’s Old Fort and The Mermaid in Denmark. This is to send a message to the world that girls with a good education can transform their lives and the lives of those around them.

The Day of the Girl was designated by the United Nations following an extensive campaign led by Plan and girls themselves. It’s a day to spread the word about the power of investing in girls.
Please help Plan raise 1 million hands to show the UN that the world believes educating girls should be a priority.

For all the campaign launch action, please follow Plan on and

Small small steps make big big change........keep supporting our Maronka Girls and girls worldwide.

The blog is pink today, some people are asking why light up iconic buildings in pink as its not a very strong colour, others say yes pink is a strong colour for all girls and women, what do you think?

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