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Our first goal: A school in Cambodia

Jul 23, 2013

The first major goal of Girls Supporting Girls is to raise $35,000 by January 2015 to build a school in Cambodia. Why focus on Cambodia when so many countries have dire needs? Education in this Southeast Asian country was virtually eliminated by the Khmer Rouge when they seized power here in 1975. — Schools were closed, books were […]

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Read, watch, surf: Suggested materials to help you learn more

Jul 22, 2013

Books Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood Creating Room to Read by John Wood Half the Sky By Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung Movies and documentaries Girl Rising (2013) The Killing Fields (1984) S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing […]

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Juliet’s thoughts: Advocacy is a privilege

Jul 22, 2013

As the story has been beautifully shared by my friends Judy and Diana, the three of us have come together in shared interest and passion to form Girls Supporting Girls. While each of our paths have been unique, our goal is the same – to promote the fair treatment and quality of life for women […]

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Judy’s thoughts: Kismet or karma or plain old coincidence

Jul 20, 2013

I love it when things come together because of what seems like divine intervention.Whether it was that or just dumb luck, that’s how it felt when Diana, Juliet and I came up with the idea for Girls Supporting Girls. We were three women coming from different starting points to the same conclusion: that we wanted to […]

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Diana’s thoughts: The movie that started a movement

Jul 20, 2013

In March, a friend invited me to a viewing of the film Girl Rising.  For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see the film, it’s a documentary that follows nine girls in nine different countries and depicts (in the words of the film’s website) “the power of education to change the world.” […]

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