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Stand With Girls

30 Voices · 1 Video · Make Your Voice Heard

"There are 76 million illiterate girls - of these 54 million live in only 9 countries."

One of the main reasons that there are so many illiterate girls is that they are subject to many types of violence, much more than boys. The violence they experience is physical, emotional and psychological. For example: genital mutilation, sexual violence, early marriage, exploitation and smuggling.

  • "In 2016, 264 million children and adolescents were not enrolled in school. More than half were girls."
  • "99% of the 4,5 million people who are trafficked and sexually exploited are women and girls, between 11 and 14 years old."

why it matters?

"In 2016, 264 million children and adolescents were not enrolled in school. More than half were girls."

These statistics reflect the harsh reality in which many girls are living around the world. Therefore, this year we would like to invite you to stand in solidarity with these girls. We as a global community have a chance to stand in solidarity and speak up against these injustices! Here is the project proposal…


Stand with Girls
30 Voices - 1 Video

We are calling for educators from our global community to join together with their students to speak up against violence towards girls around the world. How?

  • Increasing your students’ awareness of the inequality faced by millions of girls around the world.
  • Reflecting on the consequences of this reality with your students through classroom materials.
  • Encouraging your students to take action against these injustices by coming together with other students from our global network, in one video, to stand with girls!

Join us to create a powerful global video together to advocate for gender equality, to stop this violence and make sure all girls have access to education.


Step 1 - Increase Awareness

Choose one or more classroom materials to use in your classroom.

Lesson Plan: What is Inequality? (5-8yrs)

Lesson Plan: Equality and Fairness (5-8 yrs)

Lesson Plan: International Day of the Girl Child (8-12yrs & 12-15yrs)

Lesson Plan: Kim’s Story – Overcoming Violence (9-12yrs)

Leson Plan: Gender and Stereotypes (16-18yrs)

Lesson Plan: Gender in Everyday Life (16-18yrs)

Lesson Plan: Global Conversations about Gender (16-18yrs)

Step 2 - Reflect

Reflect, together with your students, about this reality and film the reflections on a short 1 minute video.

Step 3 - Take Action

Submit your video. You can submit your video using these options:

Send us the YouTube link to

Send the video to us at using WeTransfer


Please submit your video with reflections by September 30th, 2019. 

We will release the global advocacy video including all video clips submitted by Jesuit schools around the world to celebrate “International Day of the Girl Child” in October 11th. This will be shared across all the regional Jesuit Education social media platforms and websites.

Do you have any questions about this project?
Let us know here!

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The Stand with Girls - 30 Voices - 1 Video project is promoted by the following organisations