Friday, October 11, 2013
Happy Day of the Girl!!
Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the International Day of the Girl!
The Day of the Girl is a response to an urgent problem facing our world today: the neglect and devaluation of girls around the world. On October 11 of every year, we see dynamic groups across the world (led by girls, of course) acting to highlight, discuss, celebrate and ultimately advance girls’ lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about what really matters to us, we can teach ourselves and other people–adults, boys, and other girls all across the world–new ways of thinking about gender issues, which will help us take action to change the status quo.
Malala Yousafzai tells UN to send books, not guns. "Instead of sending weapons, instead of sending tanks to Afghanistan and all these countries which are suffering from terrorism, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers."
October 11 is not just a day; it’s a movement.A worldwide revolution.
The Day of the Girl is bigger than one issue, one organization, one country, and even the day itself. It is a yearly reflection of what we’ve done and what we need to keep doing to fully achieve gender equality everywhere.
Day of the Girl is a 100% youth-led movement committed to promoting the International Day of the Girl Child as a platform for change in the US. Not affiliated with any one organization.