CO-CREATE SOLUTIONS TO ELEVATE WOMEN
At The DO School, we believe that in just one day individuals and communities can come together and make a tangible difference towards global challenges – no matter how daunting. That’s why we created DO Day: our annual international day of DOing on the 18th of October. DO Day calls on Purposeful DOers around the world to come together and co-create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
DO DAY 2019:
WE CHALLENGE YOU TO CO-CREATE SOLUTIONS TO ELEVATE WOMEN
After far too long, groundbreaking movements like #metoo, #timesup and #genderpaygap bravely paved the way and elevated various women’s movements to the global stage. While real progress has been made in advancing women’s sexual health rights, getting more and more women in elected office, and countless other inspiring wins, there is still so much to do.
It’s time to act now and act together. We need to harness the current momentum to elevate women and communities around the world. That being said, DO Day 2019 on the 18th of October will bring people together locally to elevate women globally. DO Day is an event for everyone; from entrepreneurs and students to larger corporations and community activists, we’re inviting you to bring your community together and organize a DO Day event around a topic relating to the problems faced by women in society today.
Organize a DO Day event
Bring your community together and organize a DO DAY event to co-create solutions for your local issues related to woman.
Join a DO Day event
Sign up to join a DO Day event near you.
CHOOSE AN IMPORTANT TOPIC WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY
We challenge you to co-create solutions to…
Elevate women in tech
Improve education for girls
Close the gender gap
Get women into public office
Improve menstrual hygine
Advance female entrepreneurs
…OR SOLVE AN IMPORTANT ISSUE WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY
As the challenges faced by women differ greatly from country to country, we want you to choose an issue that best reflects your community’s needs. Whether it’s developing an app that supports female safety in Mumbai, creating workshops for women in leadership in New York, or highlighting the importance of female communities in rural Sudan, we want local communities to identify and tackle a problem most relevant to them.
WHY THE TOPIC OF WOMEN?
Girls in rural areas lack access to education:
% don’t attend secondary school.
Women and girls still lack basic rights:
% of women worldwide are married before their 18th birthday.
Sexual violence and harassment is pervasive:
% of women worldwide have experienced sexual violence/harassment from a non partner.
Women are drivers of the economy but often ignored:
% of of the world’s unpaid work is performed by women.
MEET THE FIRST ORGANIZERS
DO Day 2019 is organized by DOers from all over the world who all share the same ambition to create the world they want to live in.
Lanisia Rhoden is the founder of the NGO Young Women/Men of Purpose and “Link Your Purpose”. She is passionate about youth, community development and entrepreneurship and is committed to helping NGOs globally achieve sustainability through social enterprises.
As a past DO School Sports & Community fellow, Marisa led a project developing a sports based curriculum to address key areas for female participants. She is a firm believer in sports- the way it is constructed and played- to be considered as a tool for empowerment.
HAIDER TARIQ RASHID
Haider Tariq Rashid Awan is the CEO and Founder of Fotisto. He has also worked as a Para-Educator in Lahore American School and Learning Aid at TNS Beacon house School System, catering special need students. Haider is also a tech blogger in Pakistan.
A therapeutic counselor and marketer turned tech entrepreneur, Nadia is a strong advocate of women’s economic empowerment and has led successful initiatives to increase financial and digital inclusion of women, in the entrepreneurial space.
Want to organize a DO Day event in your city? Sign up to become an organizer!
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Have an impact: Directly impact a critical global issue and have the opportunity to get financial support and resources to implement your solutions developed during DO Day.
Connect: Meet, learn and share with a diverse group of DOers in your community and around the world who are just as passionate as you through the event and webinars hosted by The DO School Team.
Support and resources: The DO School facilitators will provide you with individual tools, methods, and innovation skills to help you tackle any topic.
Inspire: DO Day is a platform for you to bring attention to your initiative, project, company, or community.
Workshop formatting: The DO School facilitators will provide a clear format advising you on how to run workshops and engagements during the day.
Elevate the topic: With our prominent ambassadors endorsing DO Day, your project has a chance to receive global awareness.
DO DAY 2018
Last years DO Day brought together over 1,000 people at 32 events in 19 countries to co-create tangible solutions to one of the world’s most vexing problems: plastic pollution.