International Day Of The Girl

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International Day Of The Girl – A New Holiday

Did you know that October 11, 2012 marks the birth of a new holiday?
Please join me in celebrating the International Day Of The Girl!

It’s a day when we are called to speak for those who don’t have voices.
It’s a day where we are called to be the change we want to see in the world.

Because I Am A Girl Video

 

The International Day Of The Girl is a holiday that was created by the United Nations General Assembly to:

  • Bring global awareness to the plight of girls in developing countries.
  • Advocate for girls’ rights.
  • Push for greater gender equality for voiceless girls around the world.

The theme of this year’s International Day Of The Girl is ending child marriage.

The following video contains some shocking statistics about the prevalence of child marriages across the globe.

Every Three Seconds Video

 

An integral part of this project is to improve girls’ lives and help them reach their full potential through education.

Please join me in raising awareness. Let’s make every day the Day of the Girl!

International Day Of The Girl Resources

To learn more about the International Day Of The Girl, please visit these sites:

International Day Of The Girl Blog Hop

Please add your voice to those who are spreading the word about International Day and visit these amazing bloggers!


13 Responses to “International Day Of The Girl”

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  1. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I hadn’t heard of it before reading your post and to stop child marriages is such a great cause to be hoping for. Thanks also for popping over to our weekly book blog hop this week xx

  2. Sylvia Phillips
    Twitter: SylviaPhillips8
    says:

    Oct. 11 is also my niece’s birthday. That will help me to remember this important day! Thanks for raising my awareness. I didn’t realize that all link ups should be about this subject until after I linked up but I couldn’t delete my post. I’ll understand if you choose to delete it. #20. Have a wonderful day with many blessings!

  3. As a Blessed American Mom of 2 beautiful daughters I think I sometimes take their bright future for granted . Thank you for bringing this Holiday to my attention. I will visit all the other bloggers listed and thank them as well and share your post!

  4. Xmasdolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly
    says:

    Thanks for sharing. I never knew that such a day has ever existed. Have a great weekend.

  5. Thank you for highlighting this important topic & for hosting the linkup, & God bless!

  6. Michelle says:

    I’ve heard about it and seen lots of tweets today. Thanks for helping to spread the word! It is crazy how much we take for granted herre in the US. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. And I thought I was a childbride at 20! Here from WBPShowcase , gracias for posting this- you’ve got yourself a new follower.

    BB2U

  8. Wow. I did not know about this day. So excited about it. I blog about raising girls and would definitely have participated had I known about it. Thank you for sharing and raising awareness.

  9. When I heard about this day dedicated to raise awareness just for girl-related issues, I was excited and happy! It is a huge step forward. Thanks for sharing!

    -Visiting from SITS! http://unmistakablydetermined.blogspot.com

  10. anna-marie says:

    Never knew there was an international girl day must tell my daughter as she will be thrilled to hear it. Thanks for sharing on the NOBH

  11. Esther Joy says:

    I didn’t know about the International Girls’ Day! I totally agree with the need to stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves!

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