International Day of the Girl - 11 October

Date: 
Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 (All day)

How can you help #endchildmarriage? First, know the facts. http://ow.ly/IdXu304Vu1c

 

Videos

 

Watch men, women and girls from across Africa speak out to #endchildmarriage: http://ow.ly/sL04304QYqP 

 

See how @UN Women and the International @Olympic Committee are working together to empower girls through sport in Brazil: http://ow.ly/vW3X304VwI7 #dayofthegirl

 

In South Africa, HIV infection rates are 3x higher for girls than boys. That’s why this @UN Trust Fund to end Violence Against Women grantee works to educate and inspire girls through soccer and help stop the spread of the virus: http://ow.ly/tHDM304Vxi2 v [@UN Women] #dayofthegirl

 

Stories

 

For Roma girls living in Moldova, it is not uncommon to spend less than 4 years in school. Child marriage, unplanned pregnancy and childcare responsibilities force them to drop out at alarming rates. But for Svetlana, that was not an option. Learn about how family support helped her escape child marriage and stay in school: http://ow.ly/yqDp304VAhJ

 

Elizabeth Chatuwa has been a Girl Guide with [@World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts] since age ten. In [@UN Women]’s series #FromWhereIStand, she talks about her work to end child marriage and empower young girls in Malawi: http://ow.ly/RBCs304VODD #dayofthegirl

 

Archbishop Abune Markos has trained more than 300 religious leaders in Ethiopia to use their influence to combat harmful traditions. Together, they are working to end child marriage and gender-based violence across the country. http://ow.ly/i80y304VQ9v v [@UN Women] #dayofthegirl

 

Fear of sexual violence in refugee camps forces many young girls like Alaa to marry too young. http://ow.ly/PhP9304VSeJ v @UN_Women #dayofthegirl

 

For Syrian refugees in Jordan, integration into the Jordanian society is fraught with challenges. But for these girls, breaking social barriers starts simply by playing soccer -- and making new friends. http://ow.ly/F5mR304VR1D 

 

For Ileana Crudu, learning to code was really about learning to believe in herself. Now, she's helping other girls do the same. http://ow.ly/3yPI304VU14 v [@UN Women] #dayofthegirl #FromWhereIStand

 

Girl Power in Photos

 

Girls like Stela have dreams to fulfill. They shouldn't be stopped by child marriage, but around the world nearly 1 in 7 girls age 15-19 are married. We need to end this practice and let girls be girls! http://ow.ly/IdXu304Vu1c v [@UN Women] #dayofthegirl 

 

Sports can empower girls like Kayllana to be leaders and change the world. Let girls play. Let girls be girls! http://ow.ly/IdXu304Vu1c v [@UN Women] #dayofthegirl

 

Girls like Zaynab get called lots of names: refugee, immigrant, even dangerous. But no matter where they come from, wherever they are – they are humans first. Let girls be girls! http://ow.ly/IdXu304Vu1c v [@UN Women] #dayofthegirl

 

Girls like Melissa don't need to be told what to do. With the right opportunities, they can do anything. Let girls be girls! http://ow.ly/IdXu304Vu1c  v [@UN Women] #dayofthegirl