International Day of the girl - October 11, 2018
A day to highlight, recognize and confront the challenges that girls face.
Since 2012, October 11 has been designated as International Day of the Girl - a day to highlight, recognize and confront the challenges that girls face across the world. Unfortunately, gender inequality remains a huge problem around the world, fueling harmful practices like child-marriage, denial of education, and domestic violence.
Population Media Center directly addresses these challenges with our international programming, promoting girls empowerment throughout the communities we work in. We work to spark revolution among the systems and people that try to hold girls back. On International Day of the Girl, we reaffirm our commitment to the right of girls to be inspired and live to their potential. We hope their courage inspires you with the wonder of people and reminds you of the urgency that a change needs to happen now.
In honor of International Day of the Girl we asked PMC supporters, friends, family and strangers, "What inspires you to take part in International Day of the Girl?" The responses we received were powerful and inspirational. Thus, we have created the Wall of Inspiration - a powerful image that holds a collection of these inspiring, motivational quotes. We ask that on this day - International Day of the Girl - you share this image with your friends, families and colleagues and take a moment to reflect on what inspires you to take part in International Day of the Girl.
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