This Call to Action ended August 2013.
World Pulse Digital Action Campaign 2013
World Pulse believes that when girls are heard, they will transform the world. In recognition of that, the Girls Transform Campaign of 2013 was an online initiative inviting girls and women to identify, share, and reflect on both barriers and solutions to girl’s education. The campaign consisted of crowd-sourcing the voices of women and men championing for girls' rights, and then channeling your stories and solutions to the G(irls)20 Summit and major media outlets, advocacy groups, and policy makers.
With the help of World Pulse community the campaign was a huge success with more than 350 submissions from more than 60 countries. The submissions discussed 12 major issues related to girls’ access to education including: family and cultural values, poverty, child marriage and pregnancy, school facilities, and positive role models. These submissions were then taken into consideration by the 21 youth delegates to the G(irls)20 Summit before delivering their recommendations to world leaders at the G20 summit in Moscow.
Our Founder and CEO Jensine Larsen addressed delegates on a live panel during the summit to drive home your messages on the importance of girls' access to education. The reach of your voices didn’t stop there! The delegates presented a communiqué to the G20 leaders with their ideas and suggestions, echoing your advice and solutions. The delegates highlighted the importance of girls’ access to computer science, technology, and skills-based education programs; web connectivity; higher education; and entrepreneurship. In addition, they called upon G20 leaders to prioritize the eradication of child marriage, which was a major barrier emphasized throughout the campaign.