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International day of the girl quiz
International Day of the Girl is Oct. 11 — a day when activists like you celebrate gender equality and call for positive change for girls around the world.
For some inspiration before rolling up your advocacy sleeves, why not find out more about your inner activist?
Take our quiz to find out which famous girl advocate is your kindred spirit!
It’s Thanksgiving dinner, and what everyone at the table feared would happen, well, happens:
“Feminism is just about hating men,” your not-so-favourite uncle poetically whispers under his breath.
What’s your comeback?
“Ah yes, feminism: the only movement that believes in the radical idea that men and women are equally human.” *winks*
“Right, just like environmentalism is about hating trees. Can you pass the stuffing?”
“Actually, feminism loves men so much it wants them to have the freedom to be their best selves too.”
“You must have missed the memo – feminism updated its software to “Equality for ALL” mode.”
You wake up on a Sunday morning — thunder + lightning = two reasons to park on the couch all day with a book.
Which sounds like the page-turner you’d dust off from the shelf as inspo to cure the Sunday scaries?
“I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban”
“The Completed Collected Poems of Maya Angelou”
“Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City”
“How Women Can
Save the Planet”
Your friend, a server at a restaurant, finds out her job is consistently underpaying women compared to men. SIGH.
What’s the first thing you do?
First, you decide to do some research to learn all the facts about pay inequity. Knowledge first, activism second!
Contact your local elected official to find out what’s being done about pay equity. You gotta go to the source!
Take it to the group chat and let your friends know: We are boycotting that restaurant until they get their act together!
Hop on TikTok or Instagram Live to let all your followers know what’s up.
Which of these would be, quite literally, the nicest compliment about your activism?
I used to dread school, but you helped me understand how important it is for girls to get an education, so I’m enrolling in college!
I read your essay, and it’s some of the best writing I’ve come across — can you write more pieces on gender equality so that I can share with others?
Because you helped me understand more about climate justice, I organized a clean-up event at my community beach, and now even more people are aware!
Your Insta video was so powerful, it influenced me to call my local councillor and demand change for young people in my city!
It’s cliché, we know. But we still have to ask:
Where would you like to see yourself 10 years from now?
Making change on Parliament Hill.
Solving the climate crisis alongside girls and young people from all different backgrounds.
Reading excerpts of your best-selling book on gender equality at libraries in every major city.
Directing the construction of new schools for girls across the world — and then teaching at one (or 10).
Greta is a young Swedish environmental activist who gained international praise for leading the “School Strike for Climate.” Like Greta, you’re willing to show up for the cause and exercise your right to peacefully protest. You know it’s important for those in power to see the faces and hear the voices of girls, and you show up for that!
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Malala is a young Pakistani education activist who gained global attention when she was shot by the Taliban for advocating for girls’ education — and she continues to advocate today. You believe knowledge is power and, together with all kinds of advocates, you lend your knowledge to make sure the fight for girls’ rights is always well-informed.
Mari Copeny, also known as "Little Miss Flint," is a young activist who gained national praise for writing a letter to then U.S. President Barack Obama, inviting him to see the impact of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan firsthand — which, because of Mari, he did. Like Mari, you fight inequality by challenging the system that allows it to exist. Whether it’s attending city council meetings or calling your senators and representatives, you are always willing to speak truth to power!
Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist known for her performance at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden — she became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, and was appointed the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate. Your superpower lies in using words to inspire action. You use your inner voice to touch people’s hearts, create a beacon of hope and encourage others to join the cause!