11 October 2013 is International Day of the Girl
To celebrate this day, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts invites you to put “Girls in the lead”
On the first ever international day of the girl on 11 October 2012, The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts asked you to help create the World we want for Girls. You responded that the perfect world for girls was one in which girls were equal to boys, that everyone’s human rights were respected, that a sustainable future for all was guaranteed and that girls were educated, safe, healthy and had good jobs and opportunities to lead.
Over the course of the year, as we worked with girls and young women, supporters and partners around the world to help make this imaginary world a reality, we asked what was the single biggest thing that would radically change the world as we know it into the world we want?
The answer? Putting girls in the lead.
So on this International Day of the Girl, we invite you to support girls to speak out and take the lead in creating the world we want for girls, and for all of us.
- On 11 October 2013, put girls in the lead! Support them to speak out at parliaments, edit newspapers, chair corporate boards, make breakthrough scientific discoveries, win races and sing to packed out stadiums!
- Imagine a world where girls are in the lead by adding your ideas, films, pictures, quotes and stories to theworldwewantforgirls.tumblr.com
- Make sure 11 October is just the beginning. Support a girl to reach her fullest potential by partnering with her to help make the world where girls are in the lead a reality.
10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 145 countries will take the lead on 11 October 2013 to create the world we want for girls. Make sure you are part of it and spread the word!