This morning I was doing what I do every morning: drinking a cup of coffee and eating a slightly over-toasted bagel, but instead of watching “sports highlights” (ahhemm my code name for Regis and Kelly) or flipping through the paper, I had a copy of the Because I am a Girl report in front of me. And as I split my attention between reading the report and trying to figure out what I wanted to blog about today, I scolded the tip of my tongue on my coffee and was hit with an idea. Why not share some of the things I learned by reading the report.
So here we go. The report was generated by Plan –one of the largest and most established and international development agencies. They operate in 65 countries and they mobilize MILLIONS of people to support social justice for children in the developing world. In the poorest regions of the world, girls and young women face unique barriers to survival and development, simply because they are girls. But the Because I am a Girl campaign is hoping to change this. Over the next five years, we’re aiming to enlist one million girls from all over the world to bring about positive change through their personal relationships and social influence. By investing in girls we can provide a path out of poverty for families, communities and nations!
So how can you play a part in the campaign? There are two ways you can contribute and you have already achieved one by coming to the site. The next is being a part of the documentary! Come and visit us at one of our many stops across the country: Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Vancouver, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. If you can’t make it in-person, upload a video in response to the Plan Canada video on YouTube!
Once you have contributed online or in person, you can see if you made it into the Because I am a Girl documentary by coming out to the “Pink Carpet” premier in Spring 2010!
That’s all for now!