"One Girl from India" image by Arian Zwegers
The United Nations has declared that Oct. 11 is the "International Day of the Girl".

My latest DeHaan Services blog post, "First International Day of the Girl at Yonge-Dundas Square", gives further details and points to the official web site.

"Plan Canada", a descendant of "Plan International" (once "Foster Parents Plan International"), is organizing the event, which mixes free entertainment with fund-raising and a touch of shopping.

Publicity for my "International Day of the Girl" Article

Naturally my Xanga blog also promotes my article, in "The First International Day of the Girl"

One Charitable Writing Tip

Today's writing tip involves the use of web-sourced images.

I may, or may not, have stressed the importance of using images lawfully.

I've used Flickr's "Advanced Search" option for the vast majority of the images in my articles, taking care to select "Only search within Creative Commons licensed content" plus "Find content to use commercially".

Then I also right-click the image to find the terms. Generally "attribution" and "commercial" are shown, and sometimes "may (or may not) modify" is included.

Today I kept finding very suitable pictures by one photographer who also had a license stipulation in the right-hand margin, pointing to the Getty licensing agent.

That's fine; if I had a budget and lead time for my article, I might well have used that image.

As it was, I respectfully searched anew.

The writing tip is to be sure that you have the right to use the image before you copy it into your article. It's especially important if you want to write about such angels of charity as "Plan Canada" who organized the Toronto "Day of the Girl" event at Yonge-Dundas Square.

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