October 11th: IDG+10
Today we celebrate the 1oth Anniversary of the International Day of the Girl. The Working Group on Girls has been dedicated to working with girls for girls to advocate for girls’ rights within the United Nations. Join us for our annual Girls Speak Out, at 3:00 pm EST, here.
IDG+10: Minding the Girls’ Rights Gap – Active, Accountable Participants of IDG
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Thank you to our Collective Day Sponsors:
Girls Learn International: “The 10th anniversary of International Day of the Girl is a reminder of just how much good can be accomplished by listening to girls! We still have a long way to go to reach equality, but in the meantime, happy IDG to girls everywhere.”
International Presentation Association: “As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, the International Presentation Association, being an active member of the Working Group on Girls, speaks out for empowered girls as changemakers who can accelerate progress in their communities and build a stronger future for all. The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education has ignited innovative ideas and presented the world with a unique window of opportunity to transform education systems and reimagine education for girls.”
NGO CSW: “The Working Group on Girls’ International Day of the Girl is always one of the highlights of our year at the United Nations. It is so inspiring to see girls present their stories from their own experiences. Girls have their own solutions and expertise, and IDG gives them the platform to speak out! On the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, NGO CSW/NY stands ready to support and hold accountable all stakeholders to ensure a safe, healthy, educated, and empowered life for girls around the world. We look forward to another ten years of working toward global opportunity and equality for girls!”
PPSEAWA International: “Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA) celebrates the voices of girls on the 10th Anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG). As an organization devoted to the women and children in the Asia-Pacific region, we stand together with the Working Group on Girls (WGG) to ensure the human rights and inclusion of the girl child in all areas and stage of her life.”
Salvation Army: “For the Salvation Army, this 10th anniversary is a step in the right direction so that girls will have not only have a voice but a chance to advance. It opens the doors for girls to take their place of leadership in the global community and in their state and local communities. Girls are making their mark in the world.”
Decisions in Democracy:
Featured Project: The J.C. Flowers Foundation works with a wide range of partners to solve critical health and social problems affecting hard-to-reach, or “last mile,” communities. The Foundation seeks maximum impact from its investments by partnering with other funding organizations, governments, and local, grassroots organizations with expertise and presence in communities often overlooked by traditional donors.
The Foundation focuses its efforts in two distinct areas: the cross-border communities of Namibia, Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and Harlem, New York. The Foundation works alongside local partners and communities in cross-border areas to implement malaria elimination programs. Simultaneously, the Foundation works closely with partners in Harlem, New York to assist men and women who have experienced incarceration and are returning home to their communities.
The J.C. Flowers Foundation practices partnerships and supports locally identified solutions. We believe that the people who live in the communities have essential insight into how to solve their own problems. The J.C. Flowers Foundation believes that each partner brings something unique to the work and is essential to the delivery of high-quality programs in the communities we serve.
The Foundation brings to the table financial, technical, and operational support as well as access to resources and advocacy at national and international levels.
Girl Rising: Watch their video here.
Girl Rising uses the power of storytelling to change the way the world values girls and their education. In collaboration with local partners in eight countries in 2022, Girl Rising deliver culturally adapted programming to millions of adolescent girls and boys, building voice, confidence, and agency. Girl Rising works with thousands of educators, parents, and community members to address powerful social norms that hold girls back. Driven by decades of research demonstrating that educating girls is one of the most effective ways to address our world’s most pressing issues including health, poverty, peace and stability, and climate change, Girl Rising creates original media and creative campaigns that activate a global community in support of girls’ education.
In accordance with Girl Rising’s work to remove the barriers in the way of girls’ education, Girl Rising is prioritizing tackling the climate crisis. Climate change impacts girls first and worst, threatening health, safety, security, education access, and future livelihoods.
Future Rising: Girl Rising created its Future Rising program as an initiative to drive investment in girls’ education as a climate solution and to harness the power of educated girls to tackle the impacts of climate change in communities globally. Future Rising brings together 10 young leaders every year, between the ages of 17-25, who are working at the intersection of gender equity and climate justice. Girl Rising provides financial support, skill building, and training — especially in storytelling, mentorship, professional opportunities, and access to networks.
Future Rising Fellows are leaders across all sectors. They are scientists, artists, educators, social innovators, communicators, and entrepreneurs. They share a deep passion for channeling the power of girls and women to make a just and sustainable future. To learn more about our Future Rising program click here.
Just Like You Foundation: “The 10th anniversary of IDG creates an opportunity for local organizations to serve young girls.”
Featured Project: One Girl, One Pad Program created an avenue for young girls to see that they are valued as contributors to society. JustLikeYou Global advocates against social injustices, and domestic abuse and provided a platform to create awareness, and bring love and support to people victims and survivors of abuse. As a preventive approach, JustLikeYou Global focuses on social intervention programs for young boys and girls in the community. The goal is to educate them at a young age to develop self-love and respect for others. By doing so, young boys and girls will narrow the victimization gap. JustLikeYou(JLU) is the number 1 advocate for menstrual hygiene, advocate against period shaming. Every year, the organization provisions disposable pads to underprivileged young women in Cameroon, as well as education on menstrual hygiene.