International Day of the Girl

In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” The observance includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage.

The day celebrates the emergence of girls and women for collective support in the development of policies, programming, campaigning, and research.

Visit the Day of the Girl - US website here.

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