Here are the highlights from our Facebook page this week:
“This is a day to celebrate the fact that it is girls who will change the world; that the empowerment of girls holds the key to development and security for families, communities and societies worldwide….On this inaugural Day of the Girl, we call on the international community to promise a different life to those girls — a life of their choosing.”
-Desmond Tutu and Ela Bhatt on Thursday, October 11, the inaugural International Day of the Girl, from The Huffington Post. We participated by tweeting #dayofthegirl on Twitter.
-Ellen DeGeneres takes on the sexism of “Bic for Her” pens in this hilarious sketch:
-Both Jezebel and theroot.com tackled the ways society shames women – Jezebel on slut shaming in the article “Slut-Dropping, and Other Ways College Teaches Kids to be Sexist Assholes” and the root.com in “Culture of Shaming Women Must End“.
-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out about the recent Pakistan shooting, saying that “Yesterday’s attack reminds us of the challenges that girls face, whether its poverty or marginalization, or even violence just for speaking out for their basic rights.” (Via voanews.com.)
-Scotland launches a new “We Can Stop It” campaign.