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MAKE A DONATION, MAKE AN IMPACT: In honor of International Women's Day, we celebrate women all over the world working hard to access education in order to live their dreams. By educating a woman or a girl, her family, community, and ultimately the entire world will benefit. Your gift today is a gift to women everywhere!

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Take action on issues important to women and girls all over the world. In just a minute or two, you can make your voice heard!

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ACT NOW: Tell Congress to Support Sex Trafficking Victims.
Sex trafficking victims are often wrongly treated as criminals by law enforcement. Luckily, a number of bills that would change this and provide meaningful support services to victims have been introduced to the US Senate. Over 5,500 Dreamers called on the Senate to support these bills and put an end to sex trafficking. This action has ended, but learn how you can take action to end sex trafficking in your community today!
ACT NOW: Share a Message of Support with Survivors of Domestic Violence

Stand in solidarity with survivors by sending a message of love, respect and encouragement. What positive message would you send to women (and men) who have survived or are currently surviving domestic and sexual violence across the nation? Leave a message for survivors here.

ACT NOW: Calling all Social Media Activists to #RoarForSurvivors
Over 500 Dreamers called on Katy Perry to dedicate her performance of "Roar" to domestic violence survivors during the Super Bowl Halftime show, and nearly 1,000 Dreamers wrote messages of support to survivors. Help educate others about domestic violence and share the facts!
ACT NOW: Spread Awareness this Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Did you know that more slaves exist today than at any other point in history, that human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry, or that the average age of entry into sex slavery is just 13-14 years old? We called on Dreamers to help raise awareness of this abominable crime both online and in their communities. Though Human Trafficking Awareness Day is January 11, you can help raise awareness of human trafficking anytime!
ACT NOW: Make a donation for #GivingTuesday
People from around the world come together for a great cause on Giving Tuesday – giving back. Every donation to us is a gift to help empower women and girls around the world. Though this special day has passed, you can give this gift any time of year. Make a donation today!
ACT NOW: Leave a Message of Support for Live Your Dream Awards Applicants
Live Your Dream Awards recipients tell us time and time again just how much encouragement means to them. In many cases, it is as meaningful as the award itself. Over 300 Dreamers took action to support applicants by writing motivational and inspirational messages. Though this action has ended, there are a number of other ways you can support women seeking educational resources. Take action today!
ACT NOW: Help us Give Away $30,000!
Each year, more than $1.7 million in Live Your Dream Awards education grants are disbursed to over 1,300 women by our parent organization, Soroptimist International of the Americas. This year, fifty fast-acting Dreamers judged a handful of these applications, helping us choose 30 applicants to receive a $1,000 award each. Learn more about this life-changing program and how you can get involved today.
ACT NOW: #PurpleYourPet for Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
#PurpleYourPet for Domestive Violence Awareness Month! Spoil your pet (or a friend's pet) with a PetBox and support survivors of domestic violence. Each box contains goodies for your pet, including a purple bandana for your pet to wear to spread awareness about domestic violence. Take action: #PurpleYourPet‬ for Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
ACT NOW: Make College a Reality for ALL Women!
Action Alert: Make College a Reality for ALL women! Over 2,500 Dreamers took action and asked their state representatives to focus on making college more affordable for ALL women. You can help women access the financial resources they need to attend college by supporting our cornerstone program - Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women!
ACT NOW: End Sexual Assault on College Campuses!
End Sexual Assault on College Campuses Over 5,000 Dreamers took action to end sexual assault by signing their name in support of our letter, which encouraged college administrators from 71 schools under Title IX investigations to create clear processes to address sexual violence, and ensure proper training of leadership. We also sent them a special preventative resource to share with students. This action has ended, but click here to view and share this preventative resource!
ACT NOW: Become a Social Media Activist for The Live Your Dream Awards!
Be a Social Media Activist - Live Your Dream Awards! Each year, more than $1.6 million in education grants are disbursed to over 1,200 women through our Live Your Dream Awards program. Many award recipients have overcome enormous obstacles, and use the awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or skills training—such as tuition, books, childcare and transportation. Help us reach MORE eligible applicants and make more dreams come true by becoming a social media activist!
ACT NOW: STOP Trafficking during the World Cup!
STOP Trafficking during the World Cup Over 5,000 Dreamers took action to STOP Trafficking by signing their name in support of our letter, which asked nearly 200 hotels in Brazil's host cities to distribute a special resource to their employees so they may understand the signs of sex trafficking and contact authorities should they suspect sex trafficking activity. This action has ended, but learn how you can take action to end sex trafficking in your community today!
ACT NOW: Continue the #BringBackOurGirls Conversation
#BringBackOurGirls Thanks to social media and #BringBackOurGirls, the entire world quickly learned about the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their boarding school by a fundamentalist group whose name roughly translates into “Western education is a sin.” Reports suggest these girls will be unwillingly married off or sold into human trafficking. Continue to spread the word, help stop trafficking, or contact your local media!
ACT NOW: Pledge to Talk to Teens about Sexual Assault
Pledge to Talk to Teens about Sexual Assault Girls ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. Talk to children and teens about sexual assault so they know how to respond if they are threatened or assaulted. Pledge to talk to teens in your life about sexual assault! After you sign, we’ll send you a helpful resource with talking points to help guide your conversation.
ACT NOW: STOP Trafficking during the Superbowl!
ACT NOW: STOP trafficking during the Superbowl! The Superbowl is considered to be the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States. Over 7,500 dreamers took action by signing their name in support of our letter, which asked the law enforcement agencies of the towns surrounding the Superbowl stadium to be aware and respond appropriately to this issue. This action has ended, but click here to learn how you can take action to end sex trafficking in your community today!
ACT NOW: This one's for the girls...
ACT NOW: This one's for the girls... day of the girl pledge.

What would you say to the girls in your life? Take the pledge to celebrate her uniqueness, help her shape her own path and live her dreams, encourage her to take healthy risks, and show her how to be brave and speak up, even if her voice shakes. After signing the pledge, we have a very special message for you to share with all of the girls in your life: daughters, granddaughters, sisters, nieces, friends, neighbors... Pledge today!

ACT NOW: Calling all Coffee Shop Activists!
Calling all coffee shop activists! Print & Post! We want to have a presence wherever we can, wherever people might pay attention. It only takes one glance to catch on and spark some kind of action, whether it's to pass the info on or inspire a woman to fill out an application: Print & post our flyer in your local coffee shop(s) to help women gain access to education!
ACT NOW: End Street Harassment!
End Street Harassment!

When was the last time someone whistled at you or said something inappropriate—or when you witnessed it happening to someone else? Make a personal pledge to be a better bystander. All you have to do is review the infographic from our friends at Hollaback and pledge to stand up to street harassment!

ACT NOW: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act!
Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act! Today, women earn an average of $0.77 for every $1.00 earned by a man for the same work—an average of $11,000 less per year. This bill was assigned to a congressional committee, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. Take action today!
ACT NOW: Stop Victim-blaming!
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, become a social media activist with messages of support for victims. Spread awareness via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. SHARE THESE BADGES!
ACT NOW: Support Victims of Military Sexual Trauma
Support Victims of Military Sexual Trauma

Because many sexual assaults go unreported or are not prosecuted, survivors often struggle to prove the sexual assault occurred, and thus cannot access the benefits they deserve. The Ruth Moore Act changes the standard so that survivor testimony is sufficient proof to access disability benefits for military sexual trauma. Send Congress a message: We must protect and serve the women who protect and serve the United States!

ACT NOW: Share this online healthy relationship quiz “Real Love v.s. Red Flags” with teens in your life!
Share this dating quiz with teens in your life!

100% of middle-schoolers surveyed responded that jealousy and possessiveness are part of true love... Teens frequently form their first romantic relationship without a clear understanding of what constitutes a healthy versus an unhealthy relationship. We want to ensure that the teenage girls in your life are getting the love and respect they deserve—today and all year long: Share this healthy relationship quiz with 5 teens in your life!

Get the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Signed into Law!
VAWA - Violence Against Woman Reauthorization Act Your messages to Congress and dedication to the belief that women and girls have the right to live free from violence has resulted in the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. On March 7, 2013, President Barack Obama signed this bill into law. For more information see the New York Times article, "Obama Signs Expanded Anti-Violence Law." Dreamers make things happen - Sign up for advocacy updates!
End Modern-Day Slavery by Reauthorizing the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
ACT NOW: End Modern Day Slavery

The protections included in the proposed Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act we advocated for during the 112th Session of Congress were included in the newly revised language of the Violence Against Women Act that was passed and signed into law during the 113th Session. Your messages were clear: we need strong laws to prevent trafficking, protect survivors and prosecute those responsible for these crimes. The work of Dreamers gets results - Sign up for advocacy updates!

Share a Message of Support with Survivors of Human Trafficking
Send a message of support to survivors of human trafficking

Thank you for your messages of support for survivors of human trafficking. These messages were shared with organizations across the United States that provide services directly to survivors. We want women and girls to know that we stand behind them, we believe in them and their strength to move beyond their exploitation. Sign up for advocacy updates!

Urge President Obama to Continue the Fight for Equal Pay for Women
Fight for Equal Pay for Women

Unfortunately, President Obama did not issue an Executive Order in 2012 to address this measure, but he did work to improve the lives of women and girls by issuing Executive Orders on Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Girls Globally and Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts. For more updates about President Obama's Executive Orders: Federal Registry. Thanks to all those Dreamers who took action and be sure to sign up for future updates and action opportunities!

Empower Girls to Raise Their Voices and Be Heard on the Day of the Girl!
Day of the Girl

Thank you for making your voices heard on the October 11 Day of the Girl! The results of our online survey said Dreamers think the most important issue facing girls is global gender-based violence. We will provide more information and opportunities for action on this topic in 2013. Thank you for your input!

 

 

 
       
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