2nd Annual 'Girls Speak Out' at the United Nations Call for Submissions

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28 Julio 2014

Attention girls of the world - we need YOU to celebrate the International Day of the Girl! The UN wants to hear your stories. Reflect on a specific moment in your life when you thought to yourself, “THIS is what it means to be a girl!” It could be a brave act, a moment of connection, a time when you overcame an obstacle, a life turning point, a best friend adventure, or a silly celebration.

Then send it to info@dayofthegirlsummit.org. They are looking for original stories, poems, artwork, videos, photos, songs, or declarations about what it means to be a girl where you live!

The Day of the Girl Summit will select a diverse collection of bold, sensitive, funny, powerful, everyday stories of girls’ lives to be performed LIVE by girls during at the United Nations in New York City on Friday, October 10th.

They will also feature a select collection of stories on the IDG Summit site for the entire month of October in celebration of IDG 2014! www.DayoftheGirlSummit.org

IDG 2014 is our day to celebrate girls everywhere - to celebrate our power, our voices and our unique place in today’s world. Help us showcase the creative and collective voice of girls. 

To submit your work, you must:

1. Be a girl (or group of girls) 18 years of age or younger.
2. Answer the question: what does it mean to be a girl where you live?
3. Tell us your story. Send your original work to: info@dayofthegirlsummit.org with your name, age,
country and contact information by Friday, August 1st
Length requirements for submissions:

  • Short stories (maximum 500 words) and poems (maximum 250 words)
  • Art or Photos: send a picture with a short 50 – 100 word description
  • Video or music (maximum length of 3 minutes)


Thank You!

Together, we can change the world!

Brought to you by: Day of the Girl Summit in partnership with
iTwixie, Girls Learn International, Sage Girl, SPARK Movement, and The Working Group on

Check back on the WAGGGS website to hear about how we will be celebrating International Day of the Girl 2014 - coming shortly.