It is perhaps a wonderful coincidence that today is not only Dusshera for Hindus across the world, but also the International Day of the Girl Child. Dusshera signifies the triumph of good over evil, and is celebrated in many parts of India by burning effigies of Ravana, to symbolize the burning of our inner evil side. Simultaneously, Dusshera is also known as Vijaya Dashami, and many new beginnings are also made on this day.
This Dusshera, we at CSR, urge you all to burn all stereotypes and patriarchical notions, which hinder the progress of the girl child, and consequently of society. The mere fact that the United Nations has chosen to observe International Day of the Girl, signifies that the problems of girl children are not limited to India, but persist across the globe. Their health, education, and overall well being is a matter of concern for one and all.
At CSR this year, we have developed a special profile picture frame for all Facebook users, which you can attach to show your commitment to the cause of the girl child. It is a very easy and simple process!
- Go to https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
- In the drop down menu, choose “Day of the Girl”
- Click on CSR’s logo
- Choose your picture
We are very happy that Facebook has taken up this initiative and are using its vast outreach to promote issues of the girl child, and women empowerment! Social Media is an excellent way to reach out to millions of people across the globe in short duration and we are really proud that Facebook is truly using social media for social change!
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