October 11th is not just a day; it’s a movement, it’s a worldwide revolution. We want girls everywhere to be seen as equals and to have the agency to become who they want to be.
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.” It’s a day when activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.
For more information: http://www.dayofthegirl.org/