International Day of the Girl
In December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 66/170, adopting October 11th as the official “International Day of the Girl Child,” and proclaimed that the Day of the Girl would be about “galvanizing worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It would also be about the empowerment, protection and participation of girls in all levels of society. Each year, the UN encourages communities worldwide to come together on October 11th and celebrate the International Day of the Girl
How can you participate?
- Join us on our Facebook page the morning of the 11th! We are co-sponsoring a side event with our friends at the Society of the Sacred Heart at the UN, which will be streamed online using Facebook Live. See the speakers’ bios here.
- Keep an eye on the United Nations’ webcast for real-time coverage of IDG celebrations happening tomorrow!
- And, use these #hashtags to interact with us and fellow participants on Twitter (@LorettoattheUN), Facebook (@LorettoUN) and Instagram (Loretto_un):