One of the most crucial aspects in the movement towards gender equality is action. How else will society change if no one is taking the steps needed for progress? There are tons of ways to get involved and take action, and the best ideas will be your ideas. But if you haven’t yet had a flash of inspiration on how to get your community (or the world at large!) moving toward gender equality, we are here to help. We have a few ideas to get you started, or shall we say, acclimated to a life of social activism.
11 As-Easy-As-You-Want Actions For Change: a small sampling of combining simple actions with big issues. Feel free to do one or all, and think of these as sources of inspiration for further action. Don’t stop here!
Proclaimeth thine Government as thine own: use our toolkit to contact your local government representatives, and have them officially proclaim October 11th as the Day of the Girl in your community. It’s pretty easy, and you can boast that your city/town/county/state is against stereotypes, obstacles, and all other sorts of problems facing girls today. Just look how easy it is:
Check out our issue briefs: each report introduces an issue, and provides suggested action steps. For example, after reading how few women there are in government and other leadership roles, maybe you’ll want to run for a position in student government. Or perhaps after reading about how millions of girls can’t go to school around the world, you might want to write a letter to your US Representative or Senator.
Peruse these other resources: here are a couple of sites that have lists of other websites designed for or that are about girls.
Note: a number of dates were considered prior to the selection of October 11 as the official International Day of the Girl.