YPG Cares Takes a Stand for Literacy with LitWorld

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Two thirds of all the world’s illiterate people are women. On September 22, 2011, YPG Cares volunteers will collaborate with LitWorld to stand up for girls and their right to go to school and to learn to read and write. This day marks the launch of a campaign to advocate for a transformative new era in girls’ education.

LitWorld (www.litworld.org) believes that every girl has the right to a quality education that will ensure she has a lifelong way to protect herself, advocate for herself, learn what she wants to know and be who she wants to be, and that every girl has the right to read and write words that will change her, and to write and tell stories to change the world. Stand Up for Girls with YPG Cares in two easy ways:

1) Spread the word. Use the Stand Up for Girls avatar or badge (attached) on all of your social media pages from now until September 22. “Like” and “Follow” LitWorld on Facebook and Twitter, and update your status to spread the word about Stand Up for Girls.


2) Stand Up. At noon your time on September 22, take ten seconds to physically stand up wherever you are (wear the Stand Up for Girls badge, attached) to give recognition and awareness to the movement. Take a photo of yourself standing up for girls and post it on LitWorld’s Facebook wall.

By standing up for all girls everywhere, we invest in our future.

The Stand Up for Girls Rally is cosponsored by The Millennium Cities Initiative and Connect to Learn, projects of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Millennium Cities and Villages across Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia Initiatives with Ashta no Kai and Arpana in India, and The Children of Kibera Foundation in Kenya.

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