Do It In A Dress

on October 17, 2012 | Social Media | Comments (0)

I don’t know about you, but one of the first things I do when I visit a website is look for their Facebook and Twitter links. I’ve never really stopped to think about why, but I suppose it’s because I’m logged into my trusty Facebook account nearly 24/7, and this connects me with a vast array of people, places and events that I wouldn’t otherwise know about.

If you know what you’re doing, the internet is one of those places where you can access pretty much whatever you like, whenever you like. Thanks to this wonderful portal of connectedness, I am able to know that Baumgartner made the jump from the edge of space, and see Ms. Gillard give Mr. Abbott a fair chunk of her mind in her soon-to-be famous misogyny speech. Though more than just news, if you like the right pages and follow the right people, online social networking is often a gateway for the knowledge of and participation in acts of humanity across the globe.

October is ‘Do It In A Dress’ month, a rather entertaining campaign that sees registered participants wear a school uniform dress whilst raising funds in fun and exciting ways, including running marathons, go for a hike or just commit to wearing a dress for a week, no matter your plans.

In a country where they’re more likely to be sexually assaulted than attend high school, Do It In A Dress is aiming to empower young girls that are affected. “When you educate a girl, she can change her world”, their website says.

An expected 1000+ people around the world will be slipping on a dress and doing something awesome to support the organisation that hopes to make a positive indent in the 60 million girls that don’t get a chance for an education.

With the number grown rapidly, Do It In A Dress have currently have raised enough money to send 503 Sierra Leone girls to school. And the only reason I know all of this is because of facebook.

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