Yep, twelve. Bam, woman.
Think of a twelve-year-old girl you know.
Take away her TV remote and ipod. Now, take away her cell phone. Stop sending her to school. Give her a husband or HIV (or both), and then, hand her a baby. Perfect. Now you have the life of millions of twelve-year-old girls who live in poverty.
Have you heard about The Girl Effect? The Girl Effect believes the world needs a kick in the pants, and they believe real change happens with girls and with education.
This week a blogging campaign exploded to help spread the word about The Girl Effect, and guess what? (A big opportunity is coming. Can you feel it?) You can be involved.
How? Easy. Do one (or all) of the following:
- Watch the video below.
- Visit The Girl Effect.
- Bounce around a couple of the sites from the hundreds of bloggers involved in the 2011 The Girl Effect Blogging Campain.
- Love your twelve-year-old daughter, your almost twelve-year-old daughter, your nowhere near twelve-year-old daughter, your niece, goddaughter, granddaughter, or best friend’s kid. In summary, love your girls.
I first heard about The Girl Effect here and here.