by Lee Steinour, Communications Assistant
Your tweets can help send a girl to school!
Starting today, March 5, and continuing through International Women’s Day on March 8 (5 p.m. EST), ChildFund is inviting its Twitter followers to tweet out on critical issues related to girls and women.
In developing countries, child marriage derails as many as 10 million girls a year from achieving their potential as women.
Lack of access to quality health care is another obstacle for girls and women who live in poverty.
And, in many countries, education for girls is a low priority or not available at all.
At ChildFund, we believe the healthy development of girls is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. When girls have a secure childhood, they grow up to be strong women who lead positive change in their communities.
To mark International Women’s Day, we’re asking ChildFund’s Twitter fans to help build awareness around issues critical to women by tweeting and retweeting posts.
Please use the hashtag #girls2women in each Twitter post. If we reach 200 tweets and retweets in four days, we’ll honor our Twitter followers by providing a one-year educational scholarship to a girl in one of ChildFund’s projects.
Invite your friends to get involved by retweeting your posts and creating their own woman- and girl-focused tweets.
Need help with tweet ideas?
How about answering the question: What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Or, send out some of these suggested tweets:
- Secure girls become strong women #girls2women #IWD
- An estimated 10 million girls are married annually before they reach 18 #girls2women #IWD
- Girls under 15 are 5x more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s. #girls2women #IWD
- Help a girl fulfill her dream of completing her education#girls2women #IWD
- Ensure girls have the foundation to become future leaders #girls2women #IWD
Happy tweeting, and remember to use the #girls2women hashtag. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!