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✨ We're proud to introduce the inaugural members of our 10th Birthday Bash Honorary Committee!✨These illustrious women are helping @shesthefirst draw a crowd for our monumental celebration on October 24th -- join them to power our work into the next decade. ➡️ RSVP today at shesthefirst.org/10years.

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Being a first is 💯x easier when you’ve got a support system around you—fellow firsts, would you agree? 🙋🏽‍♀️ - Tanzania | @africaid | 📸: @katelordphoto

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🗣 Calling all girls 13-22 years old (Not in that range? Share with someone who is!): Thousands of girls worldwide are drafting the Global Girls’ Bill of Rights 🌎—and you can be a part of it. - Submit your top 1️⃣0️⃣ rights now through Sept. 22, and stay tuned for the final unveiling on Day of the Girl (Oct. 11): girlsbillofrights.org - #GirlsBillofRights #ByGirls #ForGirls #GirlsRights

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Our Kenyan BFFs @akilidada work with us to ensure girls have the tools they need to be as powerful as possible. 👯‍♀️ - Executive Director @kagwiriap joined us last year at the #STFSummit to talk about this and more—will you be in the room this year with us? Grab your ticket 🎫: shesthefirst.org/summit

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Hellllo, Kenya! 🇰🇪 We’re kicking off the week with some strong choice words from Wairimu. If you agree, share with a ✊🏽 below. - Kenya | 📸: @lynchmentation | #GirlsEmpowerment #GirlsRights

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There ain’t no party like a graduation party 🎉👩🏽‍🎓 We’re working to make sure all girls get the education they deserve, like Juana and Juana Priscila. Join us: shesthefirst.org/donate - Guatemala | @maia_impact | 📸: @livvyrunyon

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These four students supported by STF are running to be the first-ever presidenta of their student body in Guatemala. 🙏🏽 Which is pretty incredible considering that out of all of Guatemala’s presidents, all were male—and none were indigenous. ❌ The times, they are a-changin’, and we are here for this kind of representation. - @maia_impact | #GenderEquality #Representation #Guatemala

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Sounds like girls know what they’re talking about, arewerite? - Guatemala | @maia_impact | 📸: @piersolphoto

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¡Bienvenidos a Guatemala! 🇬🇹 Lucia’s a first-gen grad who was supported by STF through graduation—and now she runs a small business. - Opportunity + skill set = sustainable support for herself and her family. 👏🏽 - @maia_impact | 📸: @katelordphoto

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Allll the claps for Elizabeth, Mariela, and Yakeline—3 #STFFellows from Peru who are teaching girls from Andean communities about their rights. 👏🏽 #TheMoreYouKnow - Next week: We continue on to Guatemala! 🇬🇹 - 📸: @piersolphoto

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Using education for good > - Roxana | @sacredvalleyorg | 📸: @katelordphoto - #GirlsEducation #GenderEquality #LetGirlsLearn #Peru #ShestheFirst #GirlsRights

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Hey, you. 👉🏽 Yes, you! Together, we can create limitless opportunities for girls in 11 countries, for less than the cost of an iced coffee each month. 🙌🏽 Join The Front Row: shesthefirst.org/give-monthly - Elizabeth & Lisbeth | @sacredvalleyorg | 📸: @katelordphoto

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🔮 A vision where all girls have a seat (and voice) at the table. That’s what we’re working towards. - Peru | @kusi.kawsay | 📸: @diegonishiyama

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We’ve made our way over to Peru! 🇵🇪 When you live remotely—like in the Andean highlands 🏞, you’re more likely to experience higher risks of drop out, gender-based violence, and early marriage. - But when you’ve got your peers, those risks are drastically lower. #GirlsGroupsForever - @sacredvalleyorg | 📸: @katelordphoto

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Yes, @serenawilliams. 🙌🏽

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🎵 We’re not gonna take it anymore 🎵 Across South Asia, girls are subjected to experiences like forced child marriages, chhaupadi (exile during menstruation), and barriers to education. But guess what, fam? We’re all fighting back. 👊🏽 - India | @shanti_bhavan | 📸: @katelordphoto

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Big Bird and her little 😉 because everyone benefits from having a mentor like them to help spread their wings. 🧚🏽‍♂️ - Shalini & Elsa at @shanti_bhavan | India | 📸: @katelordphoto

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The finish line is easier to cross with a best friend—true in races and in life. 👯‍♀️ Because support networks exponentially increase the possibility of girls’ success. - Nepal | @blinknoworg | 📸: @crandazzophoto

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For girls to thrive, we can’t just put girls in classrooms and expect success. 🚫 We know they need support systems, medical care, and a safe space to grow—which is why we partner with local organizations who prioritize these, too, like @blinknoworg in Nepal.🇳🇵 - 📸: @crandazzophoto

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For too many girls. 🗣 - We’re celebrating #MalalaDay today for all @malala has done to uplift girls’ voices and access to education—happy birthday, friend! 🎉

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A world where all girls have freedom and autonomy—who’s with us? 🙋🏽‍♀️ - Guatemala | @maia_impact | 📸: @livvyrunyon

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Are you a student who identifies as a changemaker, trailblazer, feminist, or activist? 💪🏽 Are you on the hunt for a Fall Internship in NYC? It’s your lucky day—because we’re hiring for paid Fall 2019 interns! 🎉 Get to applying: shesthefirst.org/internships - #STFSummit 2017 | New York City | 📸: @katelordphoto - #Internships #NYCInternships #Intern #Hiring

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Exhibit A in girls’ potential: Aluel, who landed the second highest exam scores for girls...in the entire country of South Sudan. 💯 - #STFPartner Project Education South Sudan

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👊🏽 Giving us that #FridayFeeling. - @shanti_bhavan

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Sangita’s getting into the @FIFA Women’s World Cup finals… who will you be rooting for? ⚽ - Nepal | @blinknow | 📸: @crandazzophoto

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You know who knows what girls need? Girls. That’s why we center their voices in all of our work, like this expert -- aka "Girl Hour" -- panel we did at the #GirlsFirst Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. - 📸: @lynchmentation

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Yesmy: Current business student, future business ~leader~. After she graduates this fall, she’s heading to university to pursue business administration! - Guatemala | @maia_impact

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Class of 2019: Host a Facebook fundraiser in honor of your epic milestone, and give the gift of graduation to a girl around the world. 🎓shesthefirst.org/graduation - 📸: @arttastic_101, @marisareinhart, @aishmoguloco - #Classof2019 #Graduation #GirlsEducation #LetGirlsLearn #Education

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📣 Don't miss an important takeover today on our Insta Story. - ❗Today in Sierra Leone, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice will hear a case brought against the government relating to the ban on pregnant girls attending school. Local activists have been fighting this ban for years. - To drive public conversation, Purposeful--a local movement-building hub--worked with allies to stage a mock court hearing, led by girls, to reflect what *should* be happening in reality. - ⚖️ "The only way we can transform the culture, the laws, the policies and the practices that have created this toxic situation is to start by listening to the girls who have been abandoned by this punitive culture--and to those who have found ways to fight back and resist. Today's Special Citizens Court case shows how much we have to learn form these girls as a society." @cee_bah - In March, we shared this issue with you through #ShesAGirlFirst, a video campaign made in collaboration with Purposeful. It's not too late to take action. Hit up bit.ly/shesagirlfirst or today's Insta Story. - 📸: @envzage | Sierra Leone

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An all-time favorite community service project: Dorcus and Esther led sanitary pad workshops with their peers in #Uganda, providing fellow girls with an essential product while breaking stigmas around periods. - ❣️More at bit.ly/DorcusEsther - @aahuganda | 📸: @katelordphoto

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How we feel this Friday, knowing that ALL of @africaid’s 2018 grads supported by STF passed their National Examinations. 😄📝 That means they’re more likely to pursue higher education. Go, girls! - 2017 graduate Jessica | Tanzania | 📸: @katelordphoto

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Next up: Some Class of 2019 grads who are fighting for both local and global change. ✨ - Juliana and Shaily are both campus leaders from @stf_wootton—and Shaily’s an #STFFellow too. Juliana will be attending UMD to pursue Information Systems and Spanish, so she can do meaningful work abroad. Meanwhile, Shaily’s taking on international development at Georgetown and putting together resources for first-gen students. 👏🏽 We’re so proud to have these trailblazers in the STF fam. - Know a grad of your own? Honor them, too 🎓: shesthefirst.org/graduation

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These 2 grads are changing the game back in India 🇮🇳: Bhavani (left) is interning with the Co-Founder of @infosys this summer, while Boo (right) is planning to be a banker. - Boo says, “People don’t want to invest in India, but I do! It will be my way of giving back to the community.” 👏🏽 - Meet more grads like these two: shesthefirst.org/graduation - India | @shanti_bhavan | 📸: @katelordphoto

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More than 500 girls supported by STF have earned their diplomas—like Mekides in Ethiopia. 👩🏽‍🎓 Today, she’s in the psychology field giving back to her local community—because investing in a girl means uplifting her entire network, too. 👏🏽 - #Graduation | 📸: #STFPartner @selamtaproject

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To the dads fighting for girls’ rights and education, changing cultural norms, and supporting their daughters’ potential: We see you, and we appreciate you. 👏🏽👨‍👧Happy Father’s Day! - Evelyn (who graduates this year!) | @maia_impact | 📸: @katelordphoto

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All next week: Stories on first-gen grads like Yahaira in Peru (who graduates this year!)—and how you can invest in the Class of 2020. 🎓 - @sacredvalleyorg | 📸: @katelordphoto - #Graduation #Classof2019 #LetGirlsLearn #GirlsEducation #GirlsRights

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Girls face entirely too many barriers to get to graduation—but when they get there, they unlock a wealth of opportunity. ✨🎓 - Ensure all girls can get to graduation day with the right support and programs that work 👉🏽 shesthefirst.org/graduation

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This year, more than 💯 girls supported by STF will become the first in their families to graduate. 🤩 Now, they can better unlock their own potential and futures—like all girls should. - Celebrate them & your #Classof2019 grads with our newest campaign: shesthefirst.org/graduation - #Graduation | @shanti_bhavan | 📸: @katelordphoto

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Where our Class of 2019 at? 👩🏽‍🎓🙋🏽‍♀️ Get ready, because tomorrow, we’re celebrating you and the 2019 grads supported by STF. 👀 - 👋🏼 to #STFCampus and student 2018 grads! - #ShestheFirst #GirlsEducation #Education #LetGirlsLearn #GirlsRights #Graduation #Classof2018 #Classof2019

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Natasha Wang Mwansa stole the show at #WD2019 this week—dropping truth bombs left and right. Like the quote above and this gem 💎: “There is no way that anything will be done for us without us, because that’s just doing it against us.” - You tell ‘em, Natasha. 🗣

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Graduated #STFScholar Maheshwari became one of the most educated women in her community. 👩🏾‍🎓 Now, she inspires youth—like her cousins—to go after their dreams, too. *That* is the ripple effect of higher education. 🙌🏽 - #HigherEducationDay | @shanti_bhavan | 📷: @katelordphoto

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Get in the #GlobalRunningDay spirit 🏃🏽‍♀️ and say hello to our inaugural #TeamSTF for this year’s @nycmarathon! 👋🏼 - By running 26.2 miles this fall, they’re the epitome of what it means to #SweatforSTF. 💪🏽

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5️⃣ days until the most delicious day of the year: #NationalCheeseDay. 🧀 So we’re flashin’ back to @stf_uw’s epic #CheesetheFirst that raised more than $7,300 for girls! 😱 We know it’s cheesy—but we’re brie-ly impressed. - How will you be celebrating this June 4th? 🎉 Get the deets on hosting one of your own: shesthefirst.org/cheese

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Stop 👏🏽 placing 👏🏽 limits 👏🏽 on 👏🏽 girls 👏🏽. Full stop. - #STFScholar Aminata | Sierra Leone | 📷: @projectpikin

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Us on our way to shattering expectations and breaking barriers 👣 - Graduated #STFScholar Ruby Joy | @shanti_bhavan | 📷: @katelordphoto

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📝 “Educating girls is the best investment you can make. In this essay I will—“ - Graduated #STFScholar Marisol | @sacredvalleyorg | 📷: @katelordphoto

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#TBT to our Union Square takeover where #STFSummit attendees let New Yorkers know what’s up. ☝🏽🏙 Who’s ready for this year’s Summit?! - 2018 #STFSummit | 📷: @katelordphoto

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Buzz buzz 🐝 This #WorldBeeDay, we’re thinking of Women Who Will Change the World in Peru—a girls’ group of #STFScholars who are making it their mission to save the bees & fight environmental contamination. 🌎 - Peep their different strategies to spread the word 👀: signs around town, radio discussions, Facebook ads, & more. 💯 Bee-lieve it. - Peru | @kusi.kawsay | 📷: @diegonishiyama