International Day of the Girl – countdown and giveaway!

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below!***

Thank you for sharing prayers for girls around the world. selected the winner of this giveaway as… Rebecca, who prays that girls would come to know the love of Christ and have access to education. Congrats Rebecca!

Mark your calendar! This year is the United Nations first-ever International Day of the Girl which seeks to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential. Join us on October 11, 2012 to celebrate the opportunity and potential for girls.

Women of Vision is partnering with 10×10 to celebrate this special day. 10×10 is a feature film and social action campaign that aims to show how educating girls in developing countries will change the world. 10×10 has created resources to help you host an International Day of the Girl event – we encourage all Women of Vision chapters to participate!

Reach by Paula, Lia Sophia

Since today marks one month until the International Day of the Girl, Women of Vision is celebrating this countdown by giving away the “Reach by Paula” necklace made by Lia Sophia. This beautiful silver necklace has a key and cameo motif plus a gorgeous filagree bead and cut crystals.

There are two ways to enter:

1 Entry – Leave us a comment and share about a special girl in your life or share a prayer for girls around the world.

1 Entry – Visit the 10×10 website and then leave a comment here sharing one fact you learned or one action you took.

It is important to leave a comment for each separate entry, to provide you with the greatest odds of winning this giveaway. One winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday, 9/18.  We will post the winner here, as well as notify you via email.

This post has 11 comments

  1. Julie says:

    I pray for every girl will experience the love of Jesus Christ in their life and I pray that girls will be nurtured, cared for, and cherished.

    One fact that I learned, which I find very interesting! When the number of girls attending school in a country increases by 10%, GDP increases an average of 3%.

  2. Vijoleta says:

    There is a small, beautiful 3 yrd old girl in Bosnia that has to be very strong since the beginning of this year. She has acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is caught in a country that does not even has the needed medicine available for her therapy. So far her parents had to organize drugs in neighboring countries and to pay for those themselves. In June this Year I started a 8day social media campaign for this girl where I asked student friends to donate each 3 Euro for her. The campaign was a success and I was able to send little Sara 2,800 Euro. I am still fighting for her <3

  3. Billie Jauss says:

    There is not room for just one special girl in my life…as the women of Women of Vision Southwest Florida participates in our Girls Club, monthly, in Immokalee Florida we have a large group of amazing girls that hold a special place in my heart and the heart of the women who participate. We are able to share the Word of God with them while giving them life lessons on how to implement that in their daily lives. Living beyond their circumstances and living fully in the hope and future that God has planned for them!

  4. S. Deneen Blake says:

    The special girl that I would like to mention is named Meseret. She is now 27 and lives in Ethiopia. When her parents died, she was about 14 and raised her 2 and 3 year old sisters in a child-headed household until an aunt let them come to Addis Ababa and sleep on her floor. When this precious girl had the chance to go to college, she made the heart wrenching choice to give her sisters up for adoption. I’m the lucky mom who is now raising them and benefiting from all of the love and support that she gave them. God bless you Mesi!

  5. Lauren says:

    I would like to say a special prayer for my 4 month old daughter and all baby girls around the world. After having my daughter, it makes the thought of any small child suffering or being in need break my heart. I always had compassion for those in need before, but now thinking of them from the perspective of a mother makes me want to go out and help each and everyone of them. I know this is not possible, so I will lift my prayers up that they will all be in the Father’s hands and be blessed by His grace and mercy.

  6. Rebecca says:

    My prayer for the girls of the world is that first and foremost they would come to know the love of Christ. I also pray that access to education for girls would be greatly expanded! It was shocking to see the fact on the 10×10 site that, “Almost half of the world’s out-of-school girls are in Sub-­‐Saharan Africa, with a quarter in South Asia. (World Bank)”

  7. My prayer for girls around the world:
    I pray in Jesus name for each girl in the world. Who are made and created in the image of the Creator to be as great as He desires them to be. I pray that each girl finds her God Given idenity and knows that she is fearfully and wonderfully made by Him. To do great things! I pray that no matter what their circumstances are or what tries to cause them to walk in shame. I pray that each girl will rise up in their God given destiny and change the world for His Glory. In Jesus Name I pray that God gives each one strength, wisdom, and knowledge . Give them the keys /tools to empower a generation. In Jesus Name I pray.

  8. Women who are educated are 50 percent more likely to immunize their children.(UNGEI). This statistic took my breath away. Just coming back from Africa and experiencing a mother who didn’t take her child to the doctor after 2yrs from an obvious infection because her child didn’t complain of pain. Frustrated me greatly because health is so important and its God desire that we are in good health and whole.Just to learn that the simple act of educating girls can increase the chance that they children will be protecting from diseases that are preventable. Tells me we must put feet to our faith and ensure that its happens with no excuses!

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  10. I would love to say that my daughter is the only special girl in my life, but I also have my nieces, my daughter’s best friends, and the girls in her Girl Scout troop 😉

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