Day of the Girl
Three years ago, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child to raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world. 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.
The International Day of the Girl will be commemorated with a Day of the Girl Speak Out from 3-6 p.m. (EDT-USA) on Friday, October 9. At this event, poetry, songs, and stories from girls around the world will be performed at the United Nations Headquarters. The event will be live-streamed on the International Day of the Girl Summit website.
We also invite you to view the video that was created to celebrate the new U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for Girls.
More information about the International Day of the Girl can be found on the UN Women website.