In Focus: International Day of the Girl Child

Empowerment of women and girls through self-defense. Training sessions by Aikido Albania with high school students on personal safety, teaching tools to interrupt and de-escalate violence in different forms. Photo: UN Women/Marsel Dajçi
Empowerment of women and girls through self-defense in Albania. Photo: UN Women/Marsel Dajçi

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On International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, amplify the voices and rights of girls everywhere.

The theme for this year, “My voice, our equal future”, reimagines a better world inspired and led by adolescent girls, as part of the global Generation Equality movement.

Girls worldwide are demanding a life free from gender-based violence, access to health, skills, recognition and investment as leaders of social change.

Watch this space for inspiring stories from girls to know, live conversations, and updates from our partners.


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Top stories

From our partners

Infographic: End the stigma. Period.

Celebrate girl power on Social Media

Girls are taking action, finding their voices and expressing their visions for an equal future. This Day of the Girl, come together online to celebrate their talents and accomplishments.

Access our social media package in Trello and Dropbox (available in multiple languages), featuring motivational cards, activities, animations, stickers, videos and stories.

Don’t forget to engage by using these hashtags: #DayoftheGirl #GenerationEquality (English); #DíaDeLaNiña #GeneraciónIgualdad (Spanish); #JournéeDeLaFille #GénérationÉgalité (French)

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