Girl Justice Roundup: Trying Something New!

With the new year looming, I’m trying something new! As a result the roundup is going to look a little bit different. What you’ll see: A link to the paper.li magazine, followed by a list of this week’s stories by category. If you want to see the fancy version, follow the paper.li link. If you want to see what’s in the magazine without clicking the link, scroll on!

I won’t comment on each article like I’ve done in the past. I’m hoping that will free me up to write longer posts about the most compelling girl justice issues. Let’s get started!

My weekly roundup of the local, national, and international girl justice news from across the internet. Check it my online magazine in paper.li, or read on!

Local

Powerful Voices: Powerful Voices Blog: Girl Justice 2015
Girl Scouts of Western Washington: Go Gold: Lending a Hand (and Paw!) to Make the Holidays Warm
Girls On the Run Our Girls Say it Best!
Powerful Voices Powerful Voices Blog: Top 14 of 2014
Girl Scouts of Western Washington: Bonney Lake Police Department welcomes Chief for a Day – Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald

National

Everyday Feminism: 4 Lies About School Dress Codes That Cover Up Their Oppressive Effects — Everyday Feminism
Girl Scouts USA: Girl Scout Blog: Lessons in Leadership: Girls See Themselves in Politics
Spark Movement: In Solidarity | SPARK Movement
Representation Project: “The Mask You Live In” World Premiere
Girls 20: A Day on Community Mobilization for Girls’ Education with First Lady Michelle Obama
Youth Today: Teacher, Author Knows How to Talk to Boys about Sexual Violence against Girls

International

The Girl Effect: Advocating for an end to child marriage: 5 global successes in 2014 – Girls Not Brides
4 Girls Global Leadership: Research
T
he Girl Effect: Do no more harm. How one man changed himself before changing his community – Girls Not Brides
Half the Sky: Educating Pakistan’s Girl
The Girl Effect: Laos: condoms, teenage pregnancies and sex talk on youth agenda | Carla Kweifio-Okai | Global development
The Girl Effect: The campaigners who won’t forget the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram | World news

Giving Tuesday: Give For Girls!

Today is the day you can feel good about spending money! The predecessor of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is our opportunity to make a big splash spending money for social good. But why should you give for girls? Because there’s a measurable girl effect when you do, making all communities better!

Where should you give to make a difference for girls? There are LOTS of good options, but here are a few of the organizations I like to support:

Local

Young Women Empowered: Y-WE is an innovative leadership organization for teen girls. It serves over 400 girls a year from all over Western Washington.
My favorite thing: They intentionally bring girls together from different social classes, and connect girls to adult mentors. Feel excited about Y-WE? GIVE NOW! 

Girls on the Run:  Girls on the Run combines running with self-esteem and social/emotional health for girls grades 3-5. They serve over 1000 girls across King County.
My favorite thing: Elementary school-aged girls can leaders too! GIVE NOW! And right now you can help them get started in Snohomish County! GIVE NOW! 

Powerful Voices: The grandaddy of girl justice, Powerful Voices helps girls build leadership skills and create change.
My favorite thing: They also work hard to strengthen the community by sharing their incredibly Girl Justice Training. GIVE NOW!

National 

Girls Outdoor Leadership School (GOLD): I’m so proud to put this org in the national column! GOLD grew out of a merger between the Metrocenter YMCA and Passages Northwest, and now provides outdoor experiences for 400 girls across the state, AND is expanding to YMCA’s across the country!
My favorite thing: Local organization makes big on the national stage! GIVE NOW!

International

Let Girls LeadThese guys use storytelling, advocacy, and economic empowerment to improve the lives of girls across the globe.
My favorite thing: They work to support and amplify the work of local advocates. GIVE NOW!