Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Get Ready to Stand Up for Girls

In Canada, boys and girls are mostly given the same opportunities. It doesn't matter if you are a boy or a girl; you are allowed to go to school, to learn to read and write (this is called being "literate"), you look forward to growing up, having a job, and maybe having a family one day.

However, not all places in the world are like this. In fact, there are many places where girls are not given the same chances as boys. For many reasons, there are more than 523 000 000 girls and women around the world who cannot read and write!

(Try to read that big number out loud - 523 000 000.)



On 10-11-12 (What is that date?), the first EVER International Day of the Girl, our class will be joining Stand Up for Girls. We will literally stand up for the rights of girls around the world. We will try to do as many activities in class as possible standing. We will even take a photo of us doing that and post it on our blog.

Do you think that every child, regardless of gender, deserves a right to a quality education? I do.

By learning to read and write, all girls in the world can protect themselves agains poverty, poor health outcomes and lifelong struggles. Literacy is a cruicial skill.

Read the information above and watch the videos posted and post a comment below telling me WHY you think some girls DON'T get to go to school in other parts of the world.

86 comments:

  1. This is how you write your comment. Use permanent spelling, not temporary spelling. Check your work over before posting.

    -by Shauna

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    1. but Shauna what if i don't know how to rite a word ?
      -Laryssa

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    2. "Rite" is spelled write

      -Millie

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    3. I AM BRINGING IN MY GUINEA PIG MILO ON FRIDAY!!!! HE IS THE BEST GUINEA PIG IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!
      :D =D

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    4. That makes me feel like we can do more for girls around the world, don't you agree? That's why i'm going to incurage more people to stand up for girls!

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  2. girls are awesome and amazing

    By Jackson

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    1. So are Boys and Gamers! hmph

      -Pat

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    2. Pat, your selfish thinking about yourself, really. Girls did NOT get to do anything fun,
      like had to rub COW DUNG all over the classroom, while the boys got to go and play soccer in the field. And your just thinking about how Gamers and Boys are awesome when your SUPPOSED to be thinking about the girls in the video, well, that's just selfish.

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    3. Hmm I get your point Millie

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  3. After i read the story it was a bit sad to hear that alot of girls couldnt go to school so i am really glad that i can go to school!


    -by Erika

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    1. I was too.I think that girls can't go to school because same people think that thay should stay at home.

      -gabby

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  4. It true girls shoud be able to go to school

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  5. GIRLS HAVE THE RIGHT TO EAT AND GO TO SCHOOL-REILLY

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    1. So do Gamers and Boys.

      -Pat

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    2. Oh just be quiet about dumb Gamers and Boys. It's getting REALLY old.

      -Millie

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  6. girls rock-daniel

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  7. is there a international boy day?
    -Laryssa

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    1. No there is not and I'm really glad you should be glad too. Boys get to do lots of things girls don't get to do so you should be happy that there is no inter national boys day.

      -Millie

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    2. There realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy hope there is , also a Gamers day

      -Pat

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  8. first of all any one who dose not respect female rites is called a
    sexist. and for the reason, I really dont no.

    I personly think sexists are more than daft


    - by JAMES

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    1. so you call me SEXIST??






      HUNTER):

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    2. For sure, and also sex is another word for gender, so thats where it came from.

      -Pat

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    3. Ok......... what if people don't respect boys??????

      -Millie

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    4. cause Idont like justin biber

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    5. Thay will get sewed duh.

      -lauren

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    6. I don't like Justin Bieber and some other boys...
      that means your calling me sexist.... which I am not.
      I suggest NOT saying that James because everyone know you HATE Justin Bieber and if you were a girl you would be sexist.... So don't.

      -Millie

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  9. don't have alot of money

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    1. true kaleigh but people give money to them so they can go to school.

      mel:D

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  10. i almost cryed when i whatched it this

    mel:D

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    1. I think people just don't know the possibility of girls.
      If they just knew, the would know they should care!

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  12. GIRLS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!! :) =D :-)

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  13. I think this is a very sad that girls can't go to school,I think the reason is, is because the don't have enough money, or they need the help at home!!!

    -Fiona

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    1. I agree with you Fiona when I watched that I felt like I was about to cry. when I was in tween club we did this fundraiser called bizzar bazzar and we gave the money to the girl effect and guess who we saw? Meagan and her kids.

      -Finley

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    2. That is a very good Idea Fiona!

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  14. it was sad to hear and i think we should try to put a end to all this.i relly do think that every body should go to school and that it doesent matter if your a boy or a girl. i do belive that girl whont survive if thay dont get the proper egacation. ido think the history of every one depens on woman too.

    -sophia :p

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    1. ITS SO SAD

      KALEIGH

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    2. Look, the world is sad.

      -Pat

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    3. Ummm, ya. Not all of it, Pat.

      -Millie

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  15. I'm seriouse ,if people want girls and boys to be
    equal then why do girls get a day and boys don't?
    If they both get a day evry body will be happy.
    ;):) -l.s.m.w.

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    1. +Gamers

      -Pat

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    2. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D thats a realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy god idea, really.

      -Pat

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    3. um now that sounds like a real dumb idea

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  16. IT IS SAD

    mel:D

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  17. i think some girls cant go to school because they have to many things going on in their family or they cant afford to go.

    -by Erika

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  18. I think that Girls don't get equal rights because of religous stuff.

    -Pat

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  19. becasue they don't have schools


    By Jackson

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  20. they don't have a enough money for education

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  21. SAD):

    :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:

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  22. GIRLS CAN WORK BUT BOY CAN WORK HARDER I THINK.

    MEL:D

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  23. I think that they can't go to school because they need to work at home or they don't have the money,that's not right for the girls,they need to go to school to learn and meet other kids. victoria

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  24. Because some people in different countries are sexist and feel that girls don't have the right to learn and get a good education. I think it's unfair that girls don't have the right to learn. That's it. I'm done.
    -by Madi

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  25. well although its relly unfair, some girls have to stay home and do chores almost like slaves.and some dont have anofe money to afored school.and in some contrys they dont let them and that is really unfair and weird.
    -by Sophia :P

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  26. I think that people who, wherever they are, I don't know where they are, think that sending their boys to school will give them more money than sending their girls to school, which will just waste their money.

    -by Laryssa (scribed by Shauna)

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  27. Well now I know why they don't go to school, so no point in saying it.

    -Millie

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  28. HEY PEOPLE MAKE IT TO ONE HUNDRED COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    =D

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  29. Hi Shauna & Room 209!

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post about Stand Up for Girls. We are looking forward to celebrating the first ever International Day of the Girl alongside you this Thursday!

    All of our love and appreciation,
    LitWorld

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  30. your welcome!


    -Erika

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  31. i lerend that so many girls have a hard time geting food, water and supplies to bild there homes SO WE NEED TO HELP GET GIRLS EDUCATION AND FAIRNESS.
    -MOLLY

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  32. I feel like a jerk for what I said! Sorry.

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    1. lol. Now that I think about it I shouldnt have been so harsh... oh well

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  33. awesome just awesome

    go girls does all of this it just makes me cry

    this is what go girls does it's just amazing ;)

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  34. I stand up for Girls because every Girl around the world deserve to go to school with a healthy Environment. And to learn new things then just work all day so thats why I stand up for Girls!

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  35. i WANT to do one like the 1st one

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  36. Girl's have every right to do anything in the world.

    I think GO GIRLS is a really good program that can change the world.

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  37. OK. I still hope Pat and Hunter arent thinking about Gamers day. lol

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