of and investment in girls are key in breaking the
cycle of discrimination and violence and in
promoting and protecting the full and effective
enjoyment of their human rights”
In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the
world, the United Nations declared October 11 as
Day of the Girl Child. Its
mission is “to
help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to
better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for
them to show leadership and reach their full
potential.” It’s a day when activist groups
come together under the same goal to highlight,
discuss, and take action to advance rights and
opportunities for girls everywhere.
Day of the Girl-US is the United
States branch of this global movement. We
are an 100% youth-led movement fighting for gender
justice and youth rights. Our work to dismantle the
patriarchy and fight for social justice is rooted in
girl-led activism across the country, using October
11th as a day of national action.
October 11 is not just a day; it’s a
A worldwide revolution.
We want ourselves, and girls
everywhere, to be seen as equals, in the eyes of
others and in our own eyes.