October Is the Time for Each of Us to Observe International Day of the Girl
A month full of celebrations around girls – all over the world – October is when companies, civil society leaders, governments, and community organizations who are advocating for gender equity host events around the goal of lifting up girls.
Though officially observed every year on October 11th, many allocate the entire month of October to commemorate International Day of the Girl.
October 11th is a day designated to eliminating gender-based challenges that girls face – including child marriages, poor learning opportunities, violence, and discrimination. Like its adult version, International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, International Day of the Girl also empowers girls and amplifies their voices.
It is a time to acknowledge the importance, power, and potential of girls.
Take part in a worldwide celebration by bringing International Day of the Girl to your community, school, or business! And when you do, we suggest bringing Pioneers in Skirts in for a screening!