Girl Justice Roundup

My take on the news from the Girl Justice movement (locally, nationally, and internationally). 

Local

Looking for something fun and science-y to do? Check out UW Bothell’s Sally Ride Science Fair on October 4! They’ve got workshops, a street fair, and hands on science activities.

School’s Out Washington’s Emily Emerson and Katrina Go co-authored an article for Education Week on the role of youth development in promoting racial equity. Check it out!

Saturday is Girl Scouts of Western Washington‘s Super Sign Up Saturday. If you’d like to join Girl Scouts (as a girl of volunteer), check out one of oodles of sign up events all over Western Washington.

National

Teen Feminist is calling on her followers to post photos of their “real selves” with the hashtag #shareyourflaws. She’s just so great.

The Representation Project built a new gender and media literacy for youth, and they are giving it away! Miss Representation will choose 3 inspiring videos about how Miss Represenation provides the tools to combat sexism. The winners will receive a free copy of the new curriculum.

The Girl Scouts Gold Award profiles keep coming. This week they profile Camille Borders who created a seminar to encourage girls to run for office. Way to go Camille!

Emma Watson boldly called on men to step it up with her speech before the United Nations launching the HeForShe campaign.

International

Think fast: What’s the number 1 cause of death for girls aged 15 to 19? If you guessed cancer, childbirth, or traffic accidents you are wrong. It’s suicide. Suzanne Petroni unpacks this phenomenon on the Ms. blog.

When reading articles about girls internationally (their education, their marriages, their health…) I often wonder, “Where are the girls in this?” Two great pieces came out asking that question. It can’t really be girl justice if girls aren’t at the table as equals. The Girl Hub shared a piece on how they incorporate girls into program and product design. On NPR’s Goats and Soda blog, Linda Poon posed the question: “It’s all about the girls: Is the world listening to them?” She highlights the making of the Girl Declaration, which involved 500 girls.

GirlUp’s Teen Advisors attended the Social Good Summit, and shared their observations and commentary with those of us who couldn’t attend. Morgan Wood reflected on participating in a panel with powerful female trailblazers. Sarah Kimjee wrote about her encounter with the founder of Let Girls Lead. Susannah Meyer’s piece focused on the role of technology in promoting social good worldwide.

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