“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
Today, October 11, is the day that the United Nations chose to declare the International Day of the Girl Child. It is a movement meant to bring attention to advocacy projects and initiatives around the world to promote the education, safety and security of young girls globally.
Specifically, the 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.”
On this day, activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.
It’s also a national day of action to elevate awareness of gender justice and youth rights.
If you have a girl who has lots of potential and opportunity, take this day to learn about ways you can help other girls around the world be in a position to reach her full potential as well.
Learn more about how you can get involved today and beyond here.