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#InternationalDayOfTheGirl - Social Media Flooded With Support For Girls Everywhere

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Women all over the globe have taken to Social Media this weekend to celebrate all girls. The campaign #InternationalDayOfTheGirl is set to help all young women assert themselves and speak up for what they believe in.

Even celebrities are encouraging youngsters not to be afraid to be who they want to, allowing them to feel free to follow their dreams. The hash tag represents girls all around the world, hoping to deliver them one day from the violence and discrimination they may endure everyday. This is especially the case in underprivileged countries such as India or some African countries where girls do not have a say in anything that may happen in their lives. The film He Called Me Malala has been released just for the occasion. It is the story of a young Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, who spoke up for the rights of women and their education and impact that this had on her life. Her words lead to attacks on her by the Taliban. It is the harsh truth about what goes on in certain parts of the world. This powerful film had a huge impact on women everywhere as they stand and support not only this young girl, but all girls in similar situations, such as those being forced into marriage at such young ages.

The United States' First Lady Michelle Obama has allowed her Spotify playlist of the day to be released. It includes hit songs from female artists such as Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Demi Lovato. She hopes to use it to promote #InternationalDayOfTheGirl and her new campaign 'Let Girls Learn'. The UN have even named it to be an annual release.

The emphasis on the power that women can have is growing as more and more people are using social media still a day later. They are telling women not to be afraid, young girls in particular as they know it can be hard to be confident as a teenager. New York City shows its support by illuminating the Empire State Building in pink.
Videos are being made showing that there is no need for girls to keep quiet, and telling them that they do have a voice. The world that we now live in allows or at least should allow women to speak for what they believe in but unfortunately it is not always the case.

There are still girls who are not in education and #InternationalDayOfTheGirl is hoping to stop that for good. Everyone should be able to have access to a proper education and decide for themselves what they want to do with their lives. Of course it is much more complicated that than and unfortunately it will still take a while before every girl or any child for that matter has access to school. The violence and discrimination is a big part of what is stopping these youngsters from having decent lives and the campaign is helping to remind those young girls that they do count for something and that every day that they fight should be another step towards making the world a better place.

There may be this one day dedicated to girls but I'm sure campaigners and supporters hope to be able to say soon that every girl is able to do as she wishes. Celebrities such as Emma Watson have been working hard for years to help with equal rights, particularly with her promotion of HeForShe. Since the campaign #InternationalDayOfTheGirl was launched by the UN in December 2011, it has raised awareness of the fact that some girls still do not feel confident enough to speak up or all those other girls who are still living in horrendous conditions, not allowing them to even think about confidence.

#InternationalDayOfTheGirl and many other hash tags related are still going strong today on social media and people are sharing heart felt videos of brave women sharing their stories. We are hopefully one step closer to ending this war for good.




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#InternationalDayOfTheGirl - Social Media Flooded With Support For Girls Everywhere Reviewed by Sophie Giscard on Monday, October 12, 2015 Rating: 5

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