Special Roundup: Day of the Girl and Malala Yusafzai Edition

International Day of the Girl AND the Malala Yusafzai’s exciting Nobel Prize victory raised the profile of girl issues, and generated a multitude of blog posts and articles. This special bonus edition of the roundup recaps the highlights for those who don’t want to miss a thing!

Malala Yusafzai Wins the Nobel Prize!

The Girl Effect: Malala Yusafzai wins Nobel Prize

Ms. Magazine: We Heart: Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yusafzai

The Girl ScoutsGirl Scouts Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Malala Yousafzai, Youngest Winner Ever

International Day of the Girl! 

Let Girls Lead released a series of blog posts profiling girls making change in their communities. They kicked off the series with a post in the Huffington with a profoundly simple mantra: girls matter everywhere. LOVE IT! While this is not strictly Day of the Girl related, you should also read this article: “A Teen Girl’s Secret To Finding Real Power? Fix Something That’s Broken”

Kathy Calvin, the CEO of the United Nations Foundation, wrote a piece on the Huffington Post reminding us that “Girls are powerful agents of change who lift up their families, their communities, and the world.”

GirlUp encouraged us to submit photos of girls doing amazing things with the hashtag #GIRLHERO. You can see the photos and read profiles of three heroes: Memory Banda, Munira Khalif, and Emma Watson.

The Girl Effect reflected on progress made since last year, and the work that remains, and called on world leaders to “advocate for girls.”

The Girl Scouts encouraged adults to celebrate by learning about coding with the girls in their life.


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