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Gender equality: good for girls; good for all of us

16 December 2011: Plan is driving the campaign to make October 11 the International Day of the Girl Child. On Monday, 19 December, the Day of the Girl resolution will go before the full Assembly of the United Nations to be adopted. The adoption comes after extensive campaigning by Plan around the world.


In the run up to the decision Plan is using the hashtag #dayofthegirl* on Twitter to get the message out there and to invite people to offer thoughts about what the Day of the Girl means to them.

Jam with us

On 20 December from 1 to 3 pm GMT, we will be hosting our first Tweetjam. We’ll be using Twitter to have a fast-paced conversation around gender and the Day of the Girl. A panel of gender specialists from Plan (featuring @keshetbachan and @adamvink) will be on hand to take part in the discussions.
You can follow us by joining our TweetChat room by searching #Genderjam, or by searching #Genderjam on Twitter.

How it will work

  • @PlanGlobal will open the event and introduce the panel then tweet the first question
  • The panel will give their thoughts and respond to engagement
  • We will spend approx 20 minutes on 5 questions posted by @PlanGlobal

How you get involved

  • Introduce yourself with your first #Genderjam tweet. You could include your name, job title and the organisation you work for
  • Subsequent tweets must start with the question number you are responding to and the #Genderjam hashtag. For example, "@bigbird Q5 We very much believe a #Dayofthegirl was required to change international policy #Genderjam "
  • Keep the discussion professional, but informal
  • Respect the community

The UN meeting is taking place on 19 December from 10 am to 1 pm EST. Follow the hashtags to stay up to date on all the latest news and be the first to hear whether the Day of the Girl is officially adopted.

Find out more about the Day of the Girl campaign

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