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.

Day of the Girl-US is the United States branch of this global movement. We are an 100% youth-led movement fighting for gender justice and youth rights. Our work to dismantle the patriarchy and fight for social justice is rooted in girl-led activism across the country, using October 11th as a day of national action.

October 11 is not just a day; it’s a movement.

A worldwide revolution.

We want ourselves, and girls everywhere, to be seen as equals, in the eyes of others and in our own eyes.

Learn more about the Day of the Girl →


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  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM · 4 rsvps

    Awareness to Girl Child Right & Equality

    Educating the girl child on their right and what gender equality is. Building female role models for the future. Email or text for necessary details.

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 09:00 AM · $10.00 USD
    Kibera, Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya

    International Day of the Girl.

    The Year's I.D.G theme is Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls?. 

    Garden of Hope Foundation will celebrate this day with over 300+ Girls from Kibera slum. This event will start the conversation about opportunities available for girls living in marginzlized communities and recognize how girls’ progress is good not only for girls, but also for families, communities and society at large.

    The girls will have an opportunity to share their stories through plays,, essays and public speaking. 

    How can you be involved?

    1. You can volunteer your time to be a speaker or a mentor during the event.
    2. Donate items like stationery, sanitary towels and other learning materials.
    3. What iis your story? You can share with the students. 
    4. You can partner with us to co-host the event. 
    5. Donate through our website. 

    Please feel free to contact us. 

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 04:00 PM · 3 rsvps

    International Day of the Girl in Detroit

    Bell Global Justice Institute and Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) have partnered this year to commemorate the United Nations International Day of the Girl on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Detroit at 4:00pm.

    We will have a panel discussion on issues impacting girls in Detroit and globally. We will also have information available for anyone who wants to join the movement to empower girls through the fulfillment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Light refreshments will be available. All are welcome. Learn more about Bell Global Justice Institute at www.bellglobaljustice.org. Learn more about WCCCD at www.wcccd.edu. 

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    The ARC in Opa-locka, FL

    Day of the Girl Child--Opa-locka

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    mcconnell arts center in Columbus , OH


    Role Model Magazine is proud to host its 2nd annual Columbus, Ohio’s  Day of the Girl celebration; GIRLS SPEAK UP . This event will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the McConnell Arts Center from 10:00 a.m.  to 3:00 p.m. 

    In hosting this community event, Role Model Magazine honors its commitment to provide a platform to  showcase the creative and collective voices of girls every where. The event will showcase a fusion of different forms of art and educational activities expressed through: Fashion, Art. Poetry, Dance. Spoken Word; Videos, Panel discussions. workshops and A Global Marketplace — that showcases the unique role girls play in our world.  We look forward to seeing you all soon 

    Role Model Magazine (RMM) is a socially conscious empowerment  lifestyle publication for girls and young women. Our mission is to Empower, Educate, Advocate for and Celebrate Every Girl, Everywhere. 

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 04:30 PM

    Day of the Girl 2017

    Women and girls of all ages are invited to spend time together to celebrate the uniqueness of being female. We will create, talk, and enjoy light refreshments.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 03:00 PM · 38 rsvps


    Our Colour Your Future event to commemorate the Day of The Girl will gather 1000 talented girls and inspire them on how to use their talents to create positive values in their communities.

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 03:00 PM


    Our Colour Your Future event to commemorate the Day of The Girl will gather 1000 talented girls and inspire them on how to use their talents to create positive values in their communities.

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