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.

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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


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