Stand Up for Girls with LitWorld and Take Action for Every Girl’s Right to a Quality Education on 10.11.12, the International Day of the Girl
Did you know that 523 million girls and women worldwide cannot read or write? Imagine not being able to escape into a good book, get lost n a new world, or even understand how to read a simple recipe to make a meal for your family. Let us stand together to champion the right of all girls to be Fierce, Fearless and Free.
Literacy is so important to me. Since I was a little girl, I’ve enjoyed devouring book after book. It was more than just an escape from my mundane life, it was a passion for me. It still is. Books surround me in my house. They’re on just about every available shelf and surface. I was lucky, as a child my family encouraged me to read. They made sure I always had new books. I have never been without at least a 10-book stack of “to read” novels.
LitWorld, an organization working towards achieving global literacy, has launched the Stand Up for Girls campaign to advocate for every girl’s right to a quality education. Our entire civilization is at stake when girls’ lives are fragile because they are prevented from accessing the right to read and write. All girls must be able to vote with their names, read their medicine bottles, farm their land, ride a subway and go to college. Stand Up for Girls speaks to these issues and gives us all a chance, young and old, to show our daughters and the sisters of our hearts that we have not forgotten, that we want the world to be safe, fair and full of hope for all of them.
Visit litworld.org and pledge your commitment to take action and create positive change for women and girls worldwide, and to learn how to participate in LitWorld’s Photo Contest, plan your own Stand Up for Girls Event, become a Stand Up for Girls Champion, and more.
Tell 10 people you know about Stand Up for Girls to help spread the world as far as possible. Ask your 10 to Tell 10 more people and together, let’s shout from the rooftops that every girl has the right to be fierce, fearless and free.