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Girl Museum

Girl Museum's website fund

On International Women's Day 2018, Girl Museum was attacked by hackers and shut down. We need your help to restore and revitalize our museum with greater security and a new design.
raised of US$600 target
by 6 supporters
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Closed on 11/05/2018
RCN 264507189

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Imagine you walked into your favorite museum one morning, and all the objects were missing. Labels were barely hanging on the walls, or strewn across the floor. Some things may be broken, intentionally or not. Your lovely favorite place was now chaos, a mesh of things that didn’t quite make sense but still looked familiar.

That is what happened to us on International Women’s Day.

On a day meant to celebrate, advocate, and bring about positive change, someone had invaded, brutalized, and shut down our site - our home. They closed our doors and prevented our followers - new and old - from seeing all of the progress and content we have made over the past nine years.

No girl should be silenced. No organization that supports making the world better should be attacked. But the hackers remain. They will likely go unpunished. A silent victory for them, perhaps a paid one.

It sickens me. It sickens all of our team. Yet I remain positive. Why?

Because once our team knew, all of them jumped into action – offering whatever help they could, reaching out to friends and colleagues who might be able to help, and quickly ensuring that what was operational marched forward.

Because once our members knew, they began reaching out to offer their unique skills and expertise to get us back online. They also began donating, helping to raise funds for us to restore our museum back to its optimistically feminist glow.

Because we rallied together. We marched on. We continued fighting. And that is what we are about, what we hope to inspire and be and do. 

Want to help? Please consider donating to our website fund. Your investment will:

-- Help us invest in greater security features and a brand new server,

-- Secure professional help in restoring our full website, and

-- Ensure Girl Museum remains a safe, positive space for girls in perpetuity.

Your contribution is an investment in inspiration, community-building, and advocacy for girls around the world.

About the charity

The first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girls. We produce virtual exhibitions, educational activities, and projects that explore and document the unique experience of being a girl in order to inspire future change-makers and advocate for girls' rights around the world.

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