October 11th Is
International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl brings global focus to the widespread denial of basic rights to girls, and the ‘invisibility’ of girls in the global development agenda.


WHY A DAY FOR GIRLS?

Girls themselves were crucial in the global movement to establish the Day of the Girl, and through their stories, ideas and views we came to believe that a day for girls would:

  1. Bring global focus to the widespread denial of basic rights to girls, and the ‘invisibility’ of girls, while there has long been an International Women’s Day and an International Day of the Child, neither of these days recognise the unique challenges for girls as the most marginalised and discriminated group.
  2. Help to make girls and their rights more visible. Girls can bring about social change that benefits not only themselves, but their families, communities and entire societies as well.
  3. Help to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Gender equality must begin with girls. It is fundamental to reducing poverty and to prevent suffering in developing economies and to create a just world.
  4. Enable girls to gain an equal position in society; this is not only the right of girls and a moral duty, but essential to breaking poverty.

 

ONE GLOBAL CELEBRATION FOR GIRLS

SEE HOW PLAN HAS CELEBRATED INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL AROUND THE WORLD.