Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Girl Effect
Today marks day one of The Girl Effect, a global campaign to spread awareness about the plight and potential of over 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty worldwide. The movement is built on the following premise: When girls have access to education, health care, legal protection and career training, they will succeed. And this success creates a ripple effect of positive change for their families, communities, and the world at large.
The movement is about starting a conversation, so please spread the word. Show these videos to the people you love. Tweet. Digg. Share on Facebook. Liberating girls from the shackles of poverty has the power to change the world.
This cause is very close to my heart. I encourage you to take a moment today (as I will be) to express gratitude for the MANY luxuries and liberties you enjoy. Consider giving a donation or micro loan to this very worthy cause and have a happy Tuesday evening :)