Established by the UN in 2012 to bring awareness to the needs of the 1.1 billion girls in the world. These needs include the right to education, nutrition, legal rights, and medical care; and protection from discrimination, violence and child marriage. The day also aims to promote their empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for International Day of the Girl Child. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Short films about remarkable heroes who devote their lives to making things better for young girls
One in three girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, conflict or discrimination.
In India, Educate Girls is working to make education more accessible to girls by partnering with public schools, training local champions for girls’ education.
A poem in honor of International Day of the Girl by a 5th grade student
This poem is penned on the occasion of International Girls Day and it is a dedication to all the girls in the world.
The following stories feature women helping other women and girls.
Armene Modi provides bicycles to girls in rural Indian villages so they can continue their education.
Stories about Girl Empowerment for Younger Readers - by Younger Readers
Malala Yousafzai is a young Pakastani activist for girls' education who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
Listen & Read Along
Girls from around the globe honor their positive role models through Art
Organizer created on 8/18/2013 8:37:50 AM by Becky Miller
Last edited 10/7/2021 12:12:43 PM by Wendy Milette