Tomorrow, One Girl’s Do It In A Dress campaign will take place for the eighth consecutive year, aiming to raise $500,000 dedicated to educating girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
Do It In A Dress encourages Australian’s to sign up and support the cause by wearing a school dress and completing a challenge on International Day of the Girl.
The campaign has seen Australians surf, hike, cycle, snowboard and pull off other stunts in a dress. If you, however, are like me and severely lack any coordination or motor skills, may we suggest just rocking up to school in a dress. Money raised during the campaign supports five key areas; providing access to quality education, inspiring future female role models, promoting health and menstrual hygiene and tackling period taboos, advocating for sexual rights, safe relationships and respect for girls, and championing gender equality by elevating the role and status of women and girls across the world.
There’s no denying that when a girl has the opportunity to have an education she can change her world. An educated girl will marry later, have smaller and healthier families, help prepare her family for climatic disasters and, for every year a girl stays in school, she’ll increase her income by at least 10%, investing 90% of it back into her family,” One Girl CEO Sarah Ireland explains.
To find out how you can get involved in One Girl’s ‘Do It In A Dress’ campaign, head here.