In Support of the Girl Child!
The Girl Pledge Campaign 2013 inspired over a million people to pledge to protect the girl child in India through active volunteerism. This was followed by the Act Now Campaign 2014 that inspired the common man to step out and act to make a tangible change in the lives of over a 100,000 girls. People of all ages and from all walks of life committed, during both the campaigns, to work towards a better life for the Girl Child.
Welcome To The ‘Girls for Girls’ Campaign 2016 - 17! Join Us As We Progress From Pledges To Actions To Sensitisation!
The Art of Living with the support of UNICEF launched ‘The Girl Pledge’ Campaign in 2013 - a pledge taking initiative that reached out to over a million people through The Art of Living’s immense outreach of teachers and volunteers. The campaign inspired people from all walks of life to take a pledge to protect the girl child. The Girl Pledge Campaign 2013 focused on five main issues surrounding the Girl Child in the Indian society: Abuse and Violence, Female Feticide, Malnutrition, Child Marriage, and Girl Child Education.
During the ‘Act Now’ Campaign 2014, people took action to educate, encourage and empower
the girl child. Thousands of volunteers reached out to girls from vulnerable sections of the community through various
programmes in order to bring about a tangible change in their lives. 114,980 girls were benefited
through the empowerment workshops on The Right to Education; Health and Nutrition;
Menstrual Hygiene; Self Defence Workshops; Awareness Rallies; Street Plays;
Skills Training in Mehndi Application, Paper Bag Making and the like.
Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living is an educational and
humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The
organisation operates globally in 152 countries and has touched the lives of over
370 million people. The organisation's programs are guided by Sri Sri's philosophy
of peace: "Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot
achieve world peace. This movement has spread peace across communities through diverse
humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution, child protection, disaster
relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation,
education for all and environmental sustainability.
For more details see: www.artofliving.org.
UNICEF has been working in India since 1949. The largest UN organisation in the
country, UNICEF is fully committed to working with the Government of India to ensure
that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life,
thrives and develops to his or her full potential. The organisation uses quality
research and data to understand issues, implements new and innovative interventions
that address the situation of children, and works with partners to bring those innovations
For more details see: www.unicef.org
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