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Inspired by the Power of the Internet

November 16, 2010

So, I was checking out some of my favorite blogs today and one of them – Susannah Conway – had a post about the Girl Effect Blogging Challenge, which originated with Tara Sophia Mohr at The Wise Living Blog. Mohr asked 30 fellow bloggers to write posts about the Girl Effect today to raise awareness about the future of young girls in poverty. They in turn asked others to write about or tweet about the Girl Effect. So far, there are 45 posts and counting about this topic.

This is how the Internet can be used for good.

What is The Girl Effect? The unique potential of 600 million adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. Watch this short, powerful video to see what it’s all about.

Do you have a daughter who is lucky enough to be able to pursue her dreams? Are you a woman who was once a 12 year old girl and given every chance in the world to succeed? If you answered yes to either of these questions, I ask you to pay it forward to help other girls in the world.

What can you do?

Learn more.

Write about the Girl Effect and add your post to the challenge before Saturday, November 20th, which is International Children’s Day. Add the link to your blog post at Tara’s blog.

Donate.

If you are in the U.S., text GIRL to 50555 to give $10 (USD) – Disclaimer: $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid account. Message & data rates may apply. Reply STOP to Stop.

Mobilize.

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  1. November 17, 2010 3:48 am

    Kim,
    Thank you so much for jumping on board and helping to spread the message. I firmly believe that change for girls around the world – and for all people around the world – depends on us speaking up and taking action. Thank you for doing that!
    Warmly,
    Tara

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