Last year, we partnered with Fossil to spread the word about the importance of girls’ education. To celebrate, we hosted a competition to give away 3 #GirlsCount tote bags by Fossil and asked YOU to share why all #GirlsCount.
As usual, we were blown away by the incredible responses. Keep reading below to hear from our winners themselves!
CHIPO, South Africa
#GirlsCount because they equate a full circle when included in sustainable and social development. They count because they are part of the human race. They count because they are the future and backbone of society.
Show me a country that disregards women and girls and I will show you a failed state. The backbone of any society that respects girls also values equity and equality and upholds positive values, creating empowered communities. Girls need opportunity not sympathy, they need equality and equity. Girls count because they are our daughters, sisters and future mothers. Girls count because we count.
CATHERINE, United States of America
#GirlsCount because until everyone is able to thrive, personally and professionally, the world will not reach its true potential socially, economically or politically. Everyone has to be fully involved.
We couldn’t resist sharing a few more brilliant comments from our members! #GirlsCount because…
We are unstoppable and we do what we put our mind to. We can achieve anything. We keep things running and if you give us a problem we make a solution out of it. — Hellena N.
We are amazing just as we are. — Cannel E.
Every girl has the potential to become a strong and wonderful woman who can make someone’s, or even everyone’s, world better. — bichoalcatifa
They are worthy of celebration; worthy of recognition; worthy of education and they make us one. — thatpublicschoolteacher
They are part of this world of diversity and they should be counted for what they are!!! — halima.laoualb
How can we live in a successful world when we are not using 50% of the world’s brain power? — taeschbach
They are the bedrock of any society and to achieve any change they must be fully involved. — adeolaraj
Inspired? Share why you think ALL #GirlsCount in the comments!
*answers have been edited for clarity.