Tomorrow, October 11, marks the 3rd annual International Day of the Girl! This day highlights, celebrates, and advances young women’s and girls’ lives and opportunities across the globe.
Let’s continue to ensure that young women and girls are agents of change in their local, national, and global communities. Together we can bring an end to gender based violence, early and forced marriage, and lack of access to sexual and reproductive health information, education and services. The Girl Declaration, the result of a consultation with over 500 girls from over 25 developing countries, seeks to bring the voices of adolescent girls and their dreams for the future to the forefront. By prioritizing the goals of the Girl Declaration – education, health, safety, economic security, and citizenship – into the United Nation’s development agenda, we will stop poverty before it starts.
You must have a computer with working internet, a webcam, and Skype in order to participate. Times throughout the day and evening are still available. We can make accommodations for those who wish to protect their identity. Advocates for Youth is committed to making sure the voices of girls are included in the future global development framework. Over the next year, world leaders have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the lives of adolescent girls, and in turn, the world.
Join us in calling on governments to respect, protect and fulfill the rights and needs of adolescent girls as they negotiate the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Read the Declaration and show your SUPPORT for adolescent girls on the #DayOfTheGirl! http://ow.ly/CzjRt Together we can bring an end to gender based violence, early and forced marriage, and lack of access to sexual and reproductive health information, education and services. Sign here and support girls’ health and rights on this #DayOfTheGirl! http://ow.ly/CzjRt