INTERNATIONAL 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
International Day of the Girl Child has a mission “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. The resolution that led to this day is 100% youth-led. These amazing advocates are fighting for gender justice, youth rights, the dismantling of the patriarchy, social justice and is rooted in girl-led activism across the country.
Learn more about this long overdue day at: http://www.dayofthegirl.org/about Tweet it! Post it! Share it! Do it!
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.
Article by Anna Quick-Palmer