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Are you ready to Do It In A Dress?

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Today we launch our biggest campaign of the year – Do It In A Dress is back… and it’s dressier than ever! It’s that time of the year again – Do It In A Dress has just launched for 2017 and we can’t wait to unleash a wave of dressy madness on the world! With every passing year we are awe-struck by the incredible challenges and events that our community takes on as part of Do It In A Dress. So much so that we wanted to showcase them in our brand spankin’ new video – check it out… The…

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Meet Tony: Father, Education Advocate, and One Girl Ambassador

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A few years ago we met an incredible father who would stop at nothing to give his daughters an education. His name is Musisi, and if you haven’t already, you can watch his amazing story here. While everyone who hears Musisi’s story is moved by it, it resonated with Tony on a whole other level. “I’m a father of two young adults who (in their own words) have never wanted for anything. Watching what Musisi had to do everyday to ensure his daughters were able to stay in school, was inspiring.” Tony was more than hooked – he was compelled…

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Greta and Amy: Gal pals, University students and One Girl Ambassadors

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We’re firm believers in working together to achieve big goals. One Girl wouldn’t be where it is today if passionate people from varied backgrounds, and with different skill sets, didn’t come together and decide to work towards a common mission. And it’s a value we bring to everything we do: from our core team, our volunteers, and our approach to development where we work in partnership with local organisations and communities. We know we’re stronger together, and that our projects are more successful and impactful when we work collaboratively. Working together is something that comes naturally to Greta and Amy….

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Meet Amy: Writer, Parkour Practitioner, One Girl Ambassador

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Our One Girl Ambassadors are an inspiring bunch. They’re our dreamers, our doers, our trailblazers, and revolutionaries. They’re the people in our community who stand up and advocate for girls’ education, and push themselves outside of their comfort zone to lead a movement all about empowering and educating girls. That makes them our kind of people. We’ve recently opened up applications to join us and become a One Girl Ambassador, and one of the questions that has come up is “what kind of people are we looking for?” The truth is, there isn’t one answer – our Ambassadors are a diverse…

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Finding your purpose and your tribe in unexpected places

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I’ve got my story and it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. I have dealt with stuff in my world – sexual assault, eating disorder, abuse and am now raising my children on my own. No matter what I have been through, I never felt like I didn’t have the power of choice. I can change my situation and I have access to support systems and education that gives me the power to heal and grow regardless of what cards I am dealt. It isn’t always easy, but its damn possible. I was one of those kids that grew up always…

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Last year this decision changed my life… Now it’s your turn

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I’ve always wanted to change the world. If there was some kind of Changemakers Anonymous meeting that existed, I’d be there. Every week. “Hi, my name is Sharni, and I want to make a difference”.  Equipped with a strong sense of justice, I can’t remember a time where I wanted to do anything else with my life. But the path before me wasn’t clear – How can I change the world? What contribution can I make? Where do I start? What can I do? After high school I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies (because that’s what people do, right?) and…

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What if the clothes you wore could change a life?

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It’s time to dust off those dresses. We’ve launched Do It In A Dress for 2015 and and we want you to get ready to change thousands of lives this October! But before you do anything, watch this video. It’s our best campaign video yet and we’re so ridiculously excited to share it with the world…. Now if that doesn’t inspire you to get your dress on, we don’t know what will! 66 million girls around the world don’t have access to education, simply because they were born a girl. Because they were born into poverty, or a culture or…

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1 incredible way to give your life meaning and purpose.

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If you’d met me five years ago, I would’ve told you that life sucked. I’d just returned from a trip to Sierra Leone, which had completely changed my view of the world. I’d spent my years prior to this working as a web designer. My life consisted of shopping, drinking, partying – and not much else. Although it seemed like ‘the normal’ thing to do, I felt empty inside. Something was missing. Meaning. A purpose. I had an inkling that I was meant to do something great while I was here, but I didn’t know what it was. At the…

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