International Day of the Girl

posted: 10/11/16
by: Danni Starr

In 2011 the United Nations declared October 11th International Day of the Girl Child. Their 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."

International Day of the Girl US focuses on dismantling patriarchy and striving for gender justice.

How can you get involved with the movement?

Well there are 1.1 billion girls in the world and you can bring attention to the issues they face by using #DayofTheGirl

Facebook also has an awesome #DayofTheGirl photo frame that you can update your profile picture with.

Mostly though, as FLOTUS so elegantly said, remember that your voice has value and if you don't use it, what's the point of being in the room?

Happy #DayofTheGirl!