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3 ways we can raise hope among girls on International Day of the Girl

11 Oct 2017

Today (Wednesday 11 October) is the UN’s International Day of the Girl. As part of a GB global family, we want to celebrate and champion the value of girls across the world.

Unfortunately in many places, it's very challenging to be a girl:

  • I'm more likely to not be able to read and write because I am a girl
  • Because I'm a girl, my wedding will probably not be the happiest day of my life
  • I'm more likely not to have a choice about where and when my first sexual experience happens because I am a girl
  • I'm more likely to be missing from the face of the earth because I am a girl.

You can read more about what it is like to be a girl in other countries on the GB International website.

Despite these statistics, there's always hope.

GB’s Advocacy Co-ordinator Claire Rush shares ‘God has used Girls’ Brigade to give hope to many girls across the world by providing life skills, a caring family and empowering them to discover life to the full. And GB leaders have a wonderful message of Gospel hope to share with girls: Because you're a girl, you're made in the image of God and that means you're loved, you have value and you've been made to flourish.’

Wednesday 11 October is International Day of the Girl; a time to celebrate the value and potential of girls! Here’s 3 ways that GB groups can do this:

Share GB International’s #iamgb film
Because of being part of the Girls’ Brigade family, girls from across the world have shared that they feel confident, courageous, loved and accepted. What an incredible positive message for GB to share on social media on #IDG2017! View the film.

Participate in #GBHopeEndures creative prayer
We thank God that many Chibok girls have been released or managed to have escaped. 113 girls remain missing but hope endures. Download GB International’s new creative prayer resource and enable your group to pray for missing 113 girls, the survivors and the millions of people impacted by violence in Nigeria.

Read Hope for Girls article
In this month’s Youth and Children Work’s Magazine, GB’s Advocacy Co-ordinator Claire Rush explores the main issues that girls are grappling with in the UK and challenges us with practical ideas about how we can help more girls to flourish. Have a read

Thank you to all our wonderful GB leaders who are investing in the next generation of girls – you're hope-bringers!

Help GB Ministries support girls to flourish and discover life to the full. You can financially support our innovative, award-winning and transformational initiatives quickly and easily online.

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