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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  • Sunday, October 01, 2017 at 12:00 PM through October 31, 2017
    wherever you are! in your city, NY

    Leave a GOOD Footprint

    Leave a GOOD Footprint is a program of Save the Earth Projects (S.T.E.P.)

    Olivia created this project when she was 10 to raise awareness about the global impact of lack of shoes in developing countries. 300 million pair of shoes wind up in USA landfills annually and yet 300 million people around the world don’t have adequate footwear. 100,000 kids die yearly from parasites and disease that enter cuts in feet.

    With the help of you and many others, Olivia has collected and deployed more than 30,000 pair in <5 years from USA and UK, and raised thousands of dollars for multiple organizations. 

    WE NEED YOUR GENTLY USED SHOES!

    All of the details on what types of shoes, how to get free shipping labels, and more are on the pinned post at www.facebook.com/savetheearthprojects

  • 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 10:00 AM · 40 rsvps

    COLOUR YOUR FUTURE- DAY OF THE GIRLCHILD

    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

    COLOUR YOUR FUTURE- DAY OF THE GIRLCHILD

    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.

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 03:00 PM · $5.00 USD
    donnie bickham middle school in sheveport, LA

    GIRLPOWER

    Follow the tourist and you will meet me and my friend Mallia

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