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International Day of the Girl

Join WAGGGS in celebrating the first ever International Day of the Girl, held on October 11 by participating in our collaborative blog and survey projects.

The first ever International Day of the Girl comes to highlight the challenges girls worldwide are facing and to promote equal rights and opportunities for girls around the world.

From girls’ empowerment marches in Zimbabwe, to the launch of a new advocates programme for girls in Australia, to young women in Madagascar talking about ending violence Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in over 50 countries celebrated the International Day of the Girl on October 11.

The blog site The World We Want for Girls launched as part of WAGGGS’ The World We Want for Girls campaign has already received hundreds of entries, including drawings, stories, statements, films and photos, creating a vision of a perfect world for girls.

“My perfect world for girls is a world where girls have equal, better access to education, are free from violence and are empowered to make decisions about their lives,” said one blogger.

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