Commemorative days like International Day of the Girl provide an important opportunity to shine a light on specific issues, and have communities around the world join together for global action. They are also a good time to ask governments (and individuals!) to make changes that will improve people’s lives.
Girls face double discrimination because of their age and gender. Globally, 62 million girls are out of school – held back from accessing their right to education by poverty, violence and discrimination. Not only is this unjust, it’s a huge waste of potential with serious global consequences.
Because I Am A Girl is a global movement to transform power relations so that girls everywhere learn, lead, decide, and thrive. The movement is dedicated to ensuring gender equality and upholding the rights of all girls and young women by 2030.
We have a vision that all girls will have access to a quality education and opportunities for lifelong learning by 2030.
We have a vision that all girls and young women will be able to participate in decision-making that affects them by 2030.
We have a vision that all girls will have the right to decide their futures by 2030, including when and who to marry.
We have a vision that all girls will be able to thrive by 2030 and reach their potential so they live free from discrimination.