International Day of the Girl Child

Oct 9, 2014 - 11:00 AM-14:00 PM (Eastern)

The designation of October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child is, according to the United Nations, a day meant to focus "attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights". The purpose of this day is to promote awareness and action with respect to the unique challenges and issues girls face both nationally and internationally. The three primary goals of the conference are to: raise awareness of local and global challenges and issues that are faced by girls, consider solutions, and motivate engagement. This video-conference is made possible through the collaboration of TakingITGlobal, the Centre for Global Education, and National Geographic

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