Now that October is finally here, Girl Up is ready to celebrate something special, and we’re inviting everyone to join us!
October 11 is International Day of the Girl. The United Nations declared this day to recognize the potential of girls, especially those in developing countries, as a strong force in ending poverty.
In honor of International Day of the Girl, we have launched 11 Days of Action, an initiative that encourages people to take part in a growing movement to advocate for the needs and rights of adolescent girls around the world. 11 Days of Action is a celebration of the strength of girls in developing countries and the passion of Girl Up supporters to make a difference.
Starting today and leading up to October 11, each day will offer a new call-to-action, along with the story of an inspiring girl and the profile of a celebrity or public figure who is active in the fight for girls’ rights.
REASONS TO PARTICIPATE:
• You believe that poverty ends with a girl
• You want to make a difference in the world
REASONS TO NOT PARTICIPATE:
• You dislike taking action
• You suffer from chronic bad-attitude-itis
So, are you in? Learn more, take action, and spread the word through #11DaysofAction!
11 days. 11 different actions. What will you do to help girls around the world?