October 11 marks International Day of the Girl, a UN-appointed day to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world. IDG focuses attention on the need to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
If effectively supported during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world — both as empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s leaders. An investment in realizing the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future.
Even so, 507 million women and girls around the world cannot read or write. More than 130 million girls do not attend school. On IDG and every day, we are on the ground with girls across the globe, engaging them in our innovative out of school programming that is designed to cultivate modern literacy skills and foster self-advocacy. But we need your help to show girls that they are supported and give them the confidence they need to create change.
On October 11, we invite you to join our global community as we take action. Together, we will speak out and ignite the power of girls everywhere. Because her voice is our future.