Stand Up for Girls
523 million girls and women worldwide cannot read or write.
LitWorld’s Stand Up for Girls campaign mobilizes girls and boys, men and women, to advocate for every girl's right to tell her story to change the world. By learning to read, write and share their stories, girls understand that their words have the power to create monumental change.
Stand up with LitWorld on October 11th, the annual UN sanctioned International Day of the Girl, and join our community as we take action on behalf of all the world's girls so that they can build fierce, fearless futures, lit from within.
This year we celebrate the stories of the women and girls who have inspired our own stories of strength.
Whose story will you stand up for on 10.11.13?
We value stories of all kinds, but especially stories that are seldom told. That is why we choose to celebrate the International Day of the Girl by encouraging women, men, girls and boys to tell the story of an inspirational woman or girl. LitWorld will gather these stories as a part of our Stand Up for Girls campaign and weave them into a global narrative, celebrating the women and girls whose stories often go unheralded.
Our free activity packet has resources for you to use on the International Day of the Girl, whether you are celebrating as an individual, classroom, organization.
Click to download the Stand Up for Girls 2013 Activity Packet:
Click to download the Stand Up for Girls Sign:
Stand Up for Girls began in 2011 as a worldwide rally in recognition of the then unofficial International Day of the Girl. This day reached thousands of girls with organized rallies across the globe, and as a result of the outpouring of support from organizations such as LitWorld, the United Nations officially sanctioned October 11 as the annual International Day of the Girl.