International Day of the Girl Child

infographic_internationaldayofgirl_english-700x826International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of the Girl and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as right to education/access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage.

On October 11, you can help fix the imbalances girls face and help more of them graduate to better lives. Sign the Girl Declaration or advocate for girls’ education with the help of the Youth Advocacy Group’s toolkit.

To read the Presidential Proclamation, please click here.