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RESPECT co-author, Courtney Macavinta, blogs for girls and women about how to build your self-respect and spread respect for all! At The Respect Institute she teaches people of all ages how to integrate The Respect Basics into their lives, work and advocacy. More about About Courtney

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Take Action: Respect for All

I went to an 8th-grade graduation this week where almost every academic award from science to math to history to top of the class went to a young woman. Things seem to be changing: Maybe girls aren't being short-changed anymore?

But all it takes is a quick peek at the global headlines to remind us of how much work we still have to do fight for equal rights/health/peace for our global sisterhood. (Believe it or not, The Gates Foundation + Warren Buffet can’t do it all, but here's hoping.)

Want to make sure every human being gets the respect—and opportunity—she/he deserves? Take a look at these scenarios, and find out how you can take action in 5 minutes or less:

Situation: 1.8 million children are being affected, violated and harmed by conflict in Dafur.
What you can do: Support UNICEF.

Situation: Violence against women and the lack of globally respected human rights is fueling the spread of HIV/AIDS.
What you can do: Support Human Rights Watch.

Situation: The money required to meet the developing world's sexual and reproductive health needs will amount to US$36 billion per year by 2015, according to the new report by the UN Millennium Project.
What you can do: Support free health services for women and girls in your community, and donate to the Global Health Council, and push for free access to the HPV vaccine for all when it hits the market—for starters!

Want to lead your own campaign for social change? Start here.


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