Have you ever wished for a day that’s all about girls? Well, you’re in luck! October 11, 2012, is the first ever United Nations Day of the Girl! From now on it’ll be every year on October 11.
So what exactly is the Day of the Girl?
It’s a fun way to get attention for the movement dedicated to improving girls’ lives and opportunities all over the world. It’s a day to talk with other people about the issues that girls face in today’s society. We want the world know about gender inequality, and what we can all do about it. Girls all over the world are treated unfairly, whether they’re being bullied, or don’t have equal access to education or health care or fair pay. The Girls movement, including NMG, has worked on these issues for the past 20 years. We’ve made a lot of progress but there is still a lot to do. Every girl and everyone who cares about a girl can help!
Why does the world need a Day of the Girl? Here are just a few reasons the people at Day of the Girl give:
Start talking about all these things. Tell your parents, neighbors, and friends about the Day of the Girl, and why it matters. Ask questions about how we can make positive change for girls everywhere. Find out about the girl issues in your own community, and how you can help.
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