Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, dads and daughters are reflecting on the relationships they have with each other, and now they have a unique opportunity to share their stories with the world.
Fathers Empowering Daughters is a new campaign by the G(irls)20 Summit that aims to spread the word of girls’ empowerment with videos and social media. Fathers can talk about how they empower their daughters, and daughters can discuss how their dads empower them – sometimes in the same video. Bonus: For every social media interaction involving the campaign, Carlson Rezidor will donate $10 to the education of G(irls)20 delegates.
In one campaign video, Chelsea Clinton speaks about former president Bill Clinton, noting she was empowered by his focus on service, his commitment to family time, and his support of her decisions.
“I am grateful to my father most of all for always being ready with a hug, with a word a advice, but ultimately for the example that he set for me as Marc and I think about starting our own family,” she said.
Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Pakistani girls’ education activist Malala, offered his thoughts to parents in a video.
“I empower my daughter through education. If you empower your daughter, you will be stronger,” he said. “It is just like a light in complete darkness.”
Participants also include Richard and Holly Branson and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but you don’t have to be a big name to participate. Submissions are welcome on Twitter, Facebook, and FathersEmpoweringDaughters.org.
Did your dad empower you? Is your husband empowering your daughters? Share your stories in the comments!
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