POWER TO GIRLS VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
You are invited to join Girls Not Brides at our virtual festival on 30 September 2021 to launch the Power to Girls campaign.
This is our moment to come together under the campaign launch to share, learn and mobilise our powerful movement.
This full day of events will be an opportunity to network, learn how to set up your own national campaign action, and join different sessions to discuss solutions to child marriage.
The festival is open to all, from activists, to civil society, to governments. It will be hosted on Zoom, in English with simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish, and feature events across different time zones and our social media channels. Register to attend, and follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date on the latest festival announcements.
How can I show my support during the Power to Girls virtual festival?
As well as attending the virtual festival and joining the sessions you’re interested in, you can show your support on social media by making a Power to Girls commitment and sharing it alongside a downloadable social media asset. Don’t forget to use the #PowerToGirls hashtag and profile frame when you’re posting!
Find out how to make a Power to Girls commitment below.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN MOBILISATIONS
The Power to Girls global campaign will amplify international pressure on governments. But for them to really take action, we need to apply pressure on decision makers to make a commitment at the national level. This is where you can make a huge difference!
Launch your own national or local Power to Girls campaign mobilisation, or link to your existing work to end child marriage. Whichever you decide, we hope that the added publicity and pressure from the campaign on national decision makers will encourage them to make a commitment.
Below, we take you step-by-step through our recommendations, and provide you with the tools and resources to create national or local momentum. We’ve also shared the best ways to encourage public action to show governments the growing momentum to end child marriage.
CASE STUDY: PRATIGYA
This youth-led organisation from India has extensive experience working in their community, with a big focus on children and youth education. They work in 16 districts of Jharkhand. Their campaign includes actions at the community level in Ranchi (urban slums) and Khunti (tribal villages), and at state level, engaging political and religious leaders.
Since the start of their Power To Girls campaign in August 2021, Pratigya has gathered around 1,200 signatures to their pledge to Rise Against Child Marriage, through signage campaigns, and has also been raising awareness of the campaign via distribution of pamphlets and talks with decision makers. Pratigya is involving different stakeholders from various departments in their campaign, such as local authorities from Ranchi and Khunti who participated in the campaign launch. Pratigya works with children who were part of a poster making activity and have also been interviewed in a children’s radio show to talk about child marriage. Pratigya have also engaged political and religious leaders, who have recorded videos showing their support for the campaign and organisation’s work.