Because I Am A Girl…
- Published on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 11:14
- Last Updated on 02 October 2012
- Monica Costa
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Plan International has been working for the past 70 years with children in developing countries to make sure that they enjoy the basic human rights that many people take for granted. So they have started an initiative called Because I Am A Girl to help people see the incredible potential of girls and the transformative effect that providing them with an education can have.
The campaign culminates with the first ever UN recognized International Day of the Girl on October 11th 2012. On this day, Plan need to show the UN that educating girls in developing countries must be a priority.
But with the UN’s new education initiative, Education First, launching this month, the time is now to shift their agenda. But we can’t get the UN to listen without a global movement of support.
The idea is asking 1 million people to raise their hand if they believe every girl has the right to an education. To get the message across we’ve made two great films that help tell the story.
Because I Am A Girl: Raise Your Hand Now! (with Freida Pinto)
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Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums