“Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises.”
Pledge to stand with girls who demand equality: https://www.plan.org.au/idg
From around the world:
Today, underprivileged girls to step in for 11 diplomats: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/international-day-of-the-girl-child-today-underprivileged-girls-to-step-in-for-11-diplomats-4884431/