This week, the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation honors the first-ever United Nations International Day of the Girl (October 11, 2012). The official site states:
In reserving a day for advocacy and action by and for girls, the UN has signaled its commitment to end gender stereotypes, discrimination, violence, and economic disparities that disproportionately affect girls… including gender violence, early marriage, child labor, and discrimination at work.
If you are reading our blog, you probably already know, that this is what the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is all about. It’s why we exist as an organization. So, we’ll use the day to remember our mission:
The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation will leverage the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to support entities around the world that remove educational barriers for girls and women, uplifting them from poverty and oppression.
We’ll use the day to remember the impact our grants are making for women in Tanzania, Cambodia, Zambia, Oaxaco (Mexico), Thailand, Northern Ethiopia and here in the United States.
We’ll use the day to honor our future impact and the volunteers and donors who have led us to this point in our service.
We’ll use the day to recommit to our work of empowering women and girls worldwide. Will you recommit to the cause with a gift to the Foundation?
After you donate, please post on your Facebook profile:
I’m honoring the UN’s Int. Day of the Girl with a gift to the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation. Will you join me? http://www.circleofsisterhood.org/donate
Or Tweet the following:
@CofS_Foundation celebrates @DayoftheGirl I made a difference today, will you? http://tinyurl.com/9umyqq3
The picture above will be available on the Circle of Sisterhood’s Facebook page, please consider changing your profile picture in honor of the day! Thanks for your continued support!