SAVE THE DATE: Demoiselle 2 Femme and South Side Coalition on Urban Girls Host International Day of the Girl Rally

In 2012, the United Nation’s proclaimed October 11 as ”International Day of the Girl Child.” The day promotes girls human rights, highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world. (www.unwomen.org)

Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP and the South Side Coalition on Urban Girls (SSCUG) is hosting a rally, Saturday, October 11, 2014 on Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Plaza in recognition of the United Nation’s declared “International Day of the Girl. Representatives from diverse teen girls’ organizations are being asked to participate AND select representatives (a teen girl and a woman) to address the audience and have girls provide entertainment during the 90-minute program. Speakers will include men and “successful women” in the areas of government, healthcare, education, media, business and industry and more.

DATE:                          Saturday, October 11, 2014

TIME:                          10:00am-Noon

WHO:                           Teen girls, men and women from all across the Chicagoland area

WHAT:                       Presentations by

-leading Chicago women in government, health, education, finance, community, media, corporate, etc.

-CBO women and teen girls

-Declarations

-Teen girl entertainment: poetry, dance, singing

For more information on how your organization can participate and make a difference, click here.

 

South South Coalition on Urban Girls host “Girls Matter” Rally

On July 1st, the South Side Coalition on Urban Girls hosted a “Girls Matter” Rally! Our partners tied ribbons from 63rd to 127th street to symbolize that we not only need to #BringBackOurGirls, but we need to be empowering girls WORLDWIDE. At our “Girls Matter” Rally we wanted to remind every one of the VALUE of girls.

Those 300 girls in Nigeria are still lost, and we refused to toss the #BringBackOurGirls story out like yesterday’s leftovers and trade them in for the latest news headlines and celebrity gossip. However, we have an epidemic of girls being forgotten, not just in Nigeria, but in our OWN communities. Where are the resources and attention for girls in Nigeria, America, and all over? Our girls are too VALUABLE to be cast aside. GIRLS MATTER!

Check out a few pictures below from the rally.