International Day of the Girl – October 11

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Celebrate the power and potential of girls!

The International Day of the Girl gives us a powerful way to highlight the needs and rights of girls, and to advocate for greater action and investment to enable girls to reach their full potential.

Today, girls still face discrimination in many parts of the world simply because they are girls. They face unique challenges such as barriers to education and opportunities to make a living, early and forced marriage, and poverty.

And yet, we know investing in girls is key to creating a brighter, safer future for everyone. When girls are educated, healthy and informed, they lift themselves, their children and their entire communities out of poverty.

Join us in the global celebration of girls!

How to celebrate Day of the Girl

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Join the #BrighterFuture movement

Be part of the global movement! Share a note of inspiration, real or virtual, and create a powerful statement of support for girls’ rights globally.

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Make a one-time donation

A donation to Because I am a Girl gives you the multiplier effect because when girls are educated, healthy and informed, they lift themselves, their families and communities out of poverty.
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Sponsor a girl

Create a brighter future for one special girl and empower her with the skills, resources and education to break the cycle of poverty.
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From setting up a Pink LemonAid stand, to hosting a Book Swap or a Lunch Money Matters, there are lots of ways to fundraise for the Because I am a Girl initiative.
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Show your support of girls' rights

From October 6 to 11, change your Facebook profile picture to the Day of the Girl date stamp. It’s easy! Download the image, save it to your computer or device, and use it as your Facebook profile pic.
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Spread the word about International Day of the Girl by including the following image description with your profile picture:

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