International Day of the Girl

What is International Day of the Girl?

In 2012, the United Nations declared October 11 as the annual International Day of the Girl (IDG). It’s a day to promote girls’ human rights and tackle gender inequality, discrimination and the abuse suffered by girls around the world.

To celebrate this important day, Girl Scouts is rallying girls and those who care about them to do their part to encourage more girls to engage in civic action to better their communities. The world’s 1.1 billion girls are an unstoppable force with limitless potential. Many are already taking action to empower themselves, work toward their dreams, and contribute to their communities.

Through online civic engagement resources tailored for girls ages 5–17, it’s easier than ever to support and prepare girls to be empowered, motivated citizens. Whether they choose to advocate for positive change in their communities, stand up against everyday injustices, prompt others to donate or volunteer for causes, or meet with public officials and community leaders to educate them about important issues, girls have plenty of options to get started!

On Facebook and Instagram, share stories that illustrate how girls engage in civic action and include a link to On Instagram, include #GIRLagenda.

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