Around the world, young women are creating peace and speaking up…
October 11 is International Day of the Girl.
This year, 4GGL applauds the efforts of Girl Rising.
Here are four of their most recent accomplishments that show change in ACTION:
4GGL thanks Girl Rising for this story!
Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide.
October 11: Day of the Girl
“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights” -United Nations Resolution 66/170
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.