Various locations worldwide, Worldwide
The United Nations General Assembly on 19 December 2011 voted to designate 11 October as the ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ following a two-year campaign spearheaded by Plan International with the support of the Canadian government and supported by a coalition of partners.
The day will promote girls’ human rights, highlight gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and address the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.
- News release (UNGEI)
- UN General Assembly resolution on International Day of the Girl Child (A/RES/66/170)
Michelle Bachelet: First International Day of the Girl Child
To mark the first celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2012, Executive Director Michelle Bachelet speaks to girls around the world and emphasizes UN Women’s commitment to stand beside them in support of their rights. She pledges that UN Women will work with governments and other partners to advance girls’ education, health and well-being in order to attain a world where girls can live free from fear, violence and discrimination.