Girls Write Now Celebrates International Day of the Girl by Raising Independent Voices

Doesn't everyone deserve a day of their own? Girls certainly do -- and the UN agreed. Now in it's 2nd year, October 11th has been declared the International Day of the Girl -- a day to celebrate and contemplate gender equality. MAKERS will be celebrating with one of our favorite girl focused organizations, Girls Write Now. Girls Write Now is a New York community of professional writers dedicated to providing opportunities for underserved high school girls to find their independent voices. This afternoon at a private United Nations event, Girls Write Now will share stories of what it means to grow up as a girl around the world. They'll also release a music video, "Ode to Malala" on a global stage. Malala, a champion for global education, was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her activism. 

This evening, the public are invited to attend a reception and roundtable discussion on the importance of a girl's right to find--and own--her voice. Panelists include MAKER Robin Morgan and Farrin Jacobs, the editor of I Am Malala: Young Reader's Edition. Visit Girls Write Now to celebrate with us!