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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fashion Magazine Promotes Girls' Education

I’ve been a fan and avid reader of Glamour magazine for the past five years. I look forward to every issue because Glamour isn’t just about beauty and fashion. I find the articles in Glamour appealing to all female readers, because the writers describe female empowerment and world issues in an easy to understand fashion. Although I enjoy reading about beauty tutorials and fashion ideas for less, articles that advocate women and young girls really make this magazine stand out in my mind. In Glamour’s June 2010 issue, writer Annie Gowen describes Elizabeth Gore and Ivanka Trump teaming up to support young women’s education through the United Nations Foundation’s campaign Girl Up (

Girl Up raises donations for education, health services, and violence prevention for young girls around the world. Girl Up is uniting girls of all ages to become aware and involved of the problems young girls face in developing countries. The first step to changing a young girl’s life is to sign up for email updates about the Girl Up campaign, like I did. I’m looking forward to the campaign website information expending, particularly on girl’s education, next month, because education has always been very important to me. As a graduate student working on a M.A. in Museum Studies, I can’t imagine not being able to pursue my career and educational goals.  Young women all around the world have a hard time pursuing elementary education. This needs to change! How can you help? A gift of $5 can buy school supplies for young girls. One gift could ultimately allow a young girl to gain self-confidence, motivation and learn new skills.

For more information, read Annie Gowen's article "Ivanka Trump and Elizabeth Gore on How Your $5 Can Save a Girl’s Life."

-Samantha Bradbeer
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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