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Register Now for the Girls Speak Out at the United Nations

That’s right! Registration is OPEN for the 2017 Girls Speak Out at the United Nations in New York City on October 11! You can register right now! Just click here.

Every year, hundreds of girls, 13 and older, join forces to celebrate the unique role girls play in our world. This year, our theme is #JusticeForGirls. How can girls help each other and overcome injustice? What’s it like to have a girl stand with you to overcome a challenge, a crisis or difficult circumstance?

Don’t miss the chance to add your voice to ours!

Wednesday, October 11

3-5 pm
United Nations Headquarters
It’s a FREE event

All girls 13 and over are welcome!
So don’t miss the chance to join us – register now!

#JusticeForGirls #GirlsSpkOut #IDG2017

Sponsored by the Working Group on Girls and the missions of Canada, Peru, and Turkey.

Click here to check out the United Nations highlight reel of the past five Girls Speak Out events.




International Day of the Girl Movement

We hope you enjoyed an unforgettable International Day of the Girl! It’s not just a day; it’s a movement. Join the IDG Movement today!

If you missed the 2016 Girls Speak Out, you can watch it here! It was amazing and remarkable. Many tell us that they have been changed by this incredible day. Thank you, Working Group on Girls for your hard work, dedication and vision!  #IDG2016 #GirlsSpkOut

The IDG Summit is a movement in support of girls and together, we are changing the world. Join us and add your voice, today!

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Day 10 – Girl Leadership

Girl Scouts
Day 10: Girl Scouts of the USA
What inspired you to become a leader?
When girls embrace their inner leader, there are no limits to what can be accomplished!
#GirlLeaders #LeadLikeAGirlScout
Twitter Chat 1-2pm E1T

For over 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has empowered girls to develop leadership skills for the good of their communities and our world. Still, even in 2016, there are girls across the globe whose potential is not being fulfilled because they don’t have opportunities to lead. In fact, 62 million girls worldwide don’t have access to education, let alone leadership programming like that offered by Girl Scouts.

Together, we have the power and responsibility to make sure girls around the world have opportunities to realize their leadership potential, regardless of where they come from.

Together, letcapture’s empower girls to harness their inner leader to make the world a better place for us all.

Today, we are calling on you to identify and embrace your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to make a difference in your community.


Here are some actions to take now:

  1. Reflect on your own G.I.R.L. leadership experiences and whether you identify as a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, or leader—or as more than one!
  2. Share a photo on social media showing how you lead like a G.I.R.L., using #IDG2016 and #GirlsforGirls.
  3. Join us for our TWO Twitter Chats! Today – from 1-2pm and tomorrow – on IDG 2016 – from 12:30-2pm! Let’s share exciting ways to encourage others to take the lead!
  4. Join Girl Scouts and live every day as a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader—and make a difference in your world.

Day 1 – Why a Day for Girls?

It’s Day 1 of 11 Days of Action!
The Working Group on GirlsThank you, 
Working Group on Girls for hosting this very special kick-off day of this historical 11 Days leading up to the 5th Annual International Day of the Girl!

The Working Group on Girls will tell the story of IDG and highlight some of the many reasons why we need a day for girls! Our Girl Advocates and Girl Activists will share their memories and pictures of some of the favorite moments over the past 5 years.

 So don’t miss our Twitter Chat today, October 1, 2016, from 10AM – 2PM ET! Get ready to share your memories, too! And ask questions about how you can get involved with this empowering, influential and important movement in support of Girls’ Global Rights!

 @IDG_Summit and @NGOWGG


Girls Speak Out 2016!

You are invited to join hundreds of girls from around the world to help make the Fifth Annual International Day of the Girl the most amazing day ever! Here’s how:
 RSVP now for the 4th Annual Girls Speak Out event at the United Nations in New York City!
• Can’t join us? Join us LIVE online — right here — and be part our discussion on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook!
• Download the official #IDG2016 Avatar and spread the word!avatar-IDG2016
• Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming #11DaysofAction, beginning October 1!

We need YOUR VOICE to bring girls’ voices to their greatest levels ever! After all, we are #IDG2016!

Together, we are changing the world! #GirlsForGirls

Why a Day for Girls?

Girls will tell you why!
We have much more work to do.

Let’s not stop now. Let’s keep up the momentum. The International Day of the Girl is not just one day. It’s a movement.

#SeeUs #HearUs #JoinUs.

You can donate now to our primary sponsor, The Working Group on Girls, and help us keep our movement growing. Together we can change the world.


IDG Cape TownIn honor of the 4th annual International Day of the Girl, we are proud to share the various ways The Grail and other girls’ organizations throughout the world have celebrated this year’s International Day of the Girl.

Join us as we acknowledge what The Grail is doing for the advancement of girls rights WORLDWIDE!

  • Established in 1921, The Grail is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to building a world of justice and peace through education and action and to standing in solidarity with those who struggle to overcome poverty.

In celebration for this year’s Day of the Girl, The Grail has planned its very own IDG celebrations in a variety of countries including Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Ecuador, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

From October 1-11th, The Grail will work alongside girl advocates and other girls’ rights organizations in the above countries to advance opportunities for girls, and increase awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender.

IDG SACurrently, The Grail has launched an Open Day in public areas throughout Papua New Guinea to display issues affecting local girls; organized small workshop for girls with motivational talks on guidelines to access opportunities in South Africa; shared food and girl empowering exercises in Ecuador; and organized a school rally to raise public awareness of the different types of discrimination and abuse that many girls suffer from in Mozambique.

On behalf of the Working Group on Girls and everyone on the IDG Summit Team, we would like to extend our greatest appreciation to The Grail and other girls’ rights organizations that continuously work towards the global advancement of the International Day of the Girl agenda. Girls worldwide are one step closer to fairness and equality and we have the members of these organizations to thank.

Thank You.

Together we can change the world!

Watch the Girls Speak Out 2014

10612967_10204923135583942_3160607481910758857_nThe International Day of the Girl Summit is a movement.  Join us via any of our signature campaigns, including:
IDG Summit 2014 Indiegogo Campaign
• 11 Months of Action
• IDG 2014 Girl Delegation
11 Days of Action
Girls Speak Out at the United Nations

We bring together thousands of girls, girl-serving organizations and adults to who are not waiting for the world to change; they are changing the world now. And we need you.

If you were unable to attend the 2nd Annual Girls Speak Out at the United Nations on October 10, 2014, we invite you to watch it! Please understand that the poetry, songs and stories that were performed at this year’s  Girls Speak Out include depictions of girls’  experiences with difficult topics, including bullying, bulimia, rape, abuse and violence against girls. These stories represent many of the realities faced by girls around the world; it is with these stories that we elevate our voices and stand together for global girls’ rights. It’s a powerful message that may be best suited for girls over 13. Thank you!

We hope the 2nd Annual Girls Speak Out inspires you to join us and take action!

Special thanks to our sponsors, Janssen, for supporting this incredible opportunity for girls to be together and heard by World Leaders, UN Ambassadors, UN Representatives.
The Working Group on Girls
Thanks, too, to the Working Group on Girls who worked directly with the Missions of Canada, Peru, and Turkey to present the Girls Speak Out.

Register Now

When girls raise their voices and tell their stories, they can change the world.

Don’t forget to sign up to receive the latest news and updates on The Day of the Girl Summit’s powerful initiatives! Follow these hashtags, too! #IDG2014 #11MonthsofAction, #11DaysofAction #GirlsSpkOut and #Webcast

Happy International Day of the Girl

It’s finally here! The 2014 International Day of the Girl! Join us in celebrating IDG 2014 and take part in our”Tag Me #IDG2014″ campaign all day today! Just Post a picture or message with #IDG2014 and you could WIN an official IDG 2014 t-shirt! We will be giving 11 t-shirts away all day on October 11th.

Today, let’s celebrate the stories of girls around the world. Let’s listen. Let’s share them. And let’s stand in solidarity with today’s girls whose voices can help solve the problems that face us, if we just listen.

What does IDG 2014 mean to you? Tell us and share it! #IDG2014!

Day 4: Be a Film Champion

Rebecca Barry, the director of I AM A GIRL, and her team, invite you to take action TODAY and become a FILM CHAMPION! Here’s how:
• See the film in NYC October 9th, or
• Bring the film to YOUR TOWN

I AM A GIRL makes its U.S. premiere during Day of the Girl Summit in NYC October 9th 

247 W. 42ND STREET

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! https://gathr.us/screening/8882

The award-winning film I AM A GIRL chronicles the journey of young women around the world through the obstacles, trials, hopes and dreams unique in growing up female in the challenging 21st Century.  I AM A GIRL, by Australian filmmaker Rebecca Barry, has been critically acclaimed for its compelling content and portrayals.  The documentary is a Signature Partner for the International Day of the Girl Summit (Oct 1-11 in New York City).

Be among the first in America to experience the film October 9th!

Here’s how YOU can Be a FILM CHAMPION
Bring this amazing documentary to your hometown. It’s a fun, important and meaningful way to galvanize your city on topics affecting girls, women and families everywhere. Requesting a screening is free and easy.  Simply click on the link below to get started.  Once your town meets its ticket goals, all of your I am a Girl Screening Event planning will become a reality!

Follow this link (hyperlink http://www.iamagirl.com.au/screenings-usand click Gahtr It! to become a FILM CHAMPION of I AM A GIRL today!

TWEET:  I Am A Film Champion for Girls in [INSERT YOUR HOMETOWN/LOCATION] #IAMAGIRL #IDG2014 #HeForShe
W: www.iamagirl.com.au
FB: /iamagirldoco
Twitter: @iamagirldoco

For inquiries about the special screening October 9 or becoming a FILM CHAMPION for I AM A GIRL, contact:  johnm@gathr.us   Thank You!