Spread Hope

How Are You Staying Hopeful During The Pandemic?

Congratulations to our winners!

This challenge is now closed – THANK YOU to everyone who shared a message of hope, and congratulations to our winners!

During the coronavirus pandemic, women and girls globally are expected to do three times as much unpaid care work for their families and communities. Meanwhile, they are more likely than men to have informal or low-paying jobs that are at risk of disappearing, and school-aged girls are less likely to have access to an education.

So, we thought: let’s invite girls throughout the world to share what keeps them hopeful during this difficult time, and share those messages of hope in a public display of support for women everywhere. Share your message, and you could win a $100 Visa gift card for yourself and a donation made in your name to support girls in need affected by COVID-19.

Step One: Get Hopeful

Think of what is giving you hope right now. Are your friends giving you hope? Your family? A piece of art? A flower sprouting in your backyard? Something completely different? Each of us finds hope in different ways!

Step Two: Lights, Camera, Action!

Record a selfie video or upload an edited clip that answers the question: How do I stay hopeful at this difficult time? Bonus points: give thanks to women and girls everywhere for keeping us all safe!

Step Three: Spread Hope

When you’re finished recording, you’ll be asked to fill out our entry form and upload your video. THANK YOU—you’ve added your voice to the global Girls’ Voices community.

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You must be 13 years or older to be eligible to win.
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Educators: We offer a more in-depth experience for approved educators and districts to engage your students while they try to learn from home.

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More About Girls’ Voices at Home

The coronavirus pandemic affects us all. Many of us are sheltering in place, and many of us are experiencing significant challenges. Globally, we are living this shared experience, but we are all experiencing it differently.

We believe in the power of personal storytelling and connection to get through challenging times. You have a voice. You have a story to tell. And we want to hear it.

Periodically, we will release a new prompt for you to submit a photo or video related to this material. Your stories will be shared here for others to see, and you’ll be able to see what other girls are sharing across the world. You’ll have a chance to win prizes and help other girls around the world.

So: go create! We can’t wait to see what you have to share.


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Help Girls Around the World

Many girls globally lack access to food and other basic supplies, including many of our Girls’ Voices scholars. You can help by sending meals to those in need.


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