Oct 11 is the first-ever UN Day of the Girl. So far the only mainstream media I’ve seen is 60 seconds on The View today when Marcia Cross mentioned it at the end of her interview. Thanks to Marcia for that! As for the rest of the media, where are you? Don’t girls matter?
To raise awareness @newmoongirls and @womensmediacntr and others are doing a social media trending action October 11 on Twitter, FB, G+, Pinterest – and all other places you want to post.
Time: 1pm eastern time, October 11
Duration: 1 hour
Tweets you can use:
Where is #dayofthegirl in media today? It should be everywhere. #idg2012.
1pm eastern time Oct 11 – make #dayofthegirl trend – check for your local time here: http://t.co/2T0lo9He #idg2012
Today is the first intl day of the girl child! #DayoftheGirl Let’s work to protect her from commercial sexual exploitation.
#DayoftheGirl. Every three seconds a girl younger than 18 is married somewhere in the world #EndChildMarriage
Events worldwide for #dayofthergirl – go to http://t.co/3yjxipWm for lots of events.
Join the #dayofthegirl online summit – 7pm eastern Oct 11 – http://dayofthegirl.org
RT @TheElders: “We are going to make #childmarriage history.” Desmond Tutu #DayoftheGirl
Hooray #SecClinton- leading US govt re: #dayofthegirl @StateDept: Video: http://t.co/zyLrV7SR
See what girls are doing for #dayofthegirl – http://www.newmoon.com/topic/?id=111
Girls know injustice when they see it – adults need to listen better. #dayofthegirl #newmoongirls
A tragic news hook is the assassination-style shooting by Taliban of 14 yr old activist Malala Yousufzai in Pakistan.
Of course, there are millions of stories of why girls deserve equity and justice and they’re all worth telling. Tell yours!
Just put the hashtag in and post between 1-2pm eastern on Oct 11.
If you blog about DOTG do tweet the link to your post with the hashtag.
And spread the word to your friends, tweeps, other bloggers, etc.
Let’s show the world that GIRLS DO MATTER!