International Day of the Girl



About the International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl Child is marked every year on 11 October. The day focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face, promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

As the world’s largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women, we celebrate International Day of the Girl Child to amplify the message that girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life during their formative years and as they mature into women.

Every year, to mark International Day of the Girl Child, we recognise the importance of girls' voices through projects and activities that help consult and listen to the voices of girls and young women in our global Movement.



International Day of the Girl 2023




This year, WAGGGS is using International Day of the Girl celebrations to help girls develop the resilience needed to face the pressures and challenges of growing up in a changing world.

With resilience, we can develop the confidence to be brave, to innovate, and can truly feel prepared to lead change in our communities. This IDG we're creating a brave space where girls can feel #PreparedToChangeTheWorld!

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#PreparedToChangeTheWorld- Message Board

Your group can leave a message of resilience to your sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts or share plans for your #PreparedToChangeTheWorld resilience activity via our #IDG2023 message board

You might also like to share resilience messages and photos from your IDG activities on social media using the hashtags: #IDG2023 #PreparedToChangeTheWorld #TeamGirl.

Before posting any images of youth on social media please make sure you have the appropriate permission.


Join us in an Information Session for Leaders and find out more about this year's #PreparedToChangeTheWorld Activity Pack.

👇🏽 Check the dates and times of these regional webinars

Language Day & Time Zoom link
English 24th September 2023 @ 9:00 UTC Register Here 
Arabic 24th September 2023 @ 19:00 UTC Register Here
French 23rd September 2023 @ 13:00 UTC Register Here
Spanish 1st October 2023 @ 14:00 UTC Register Here
Swahili 30th September 2023 @ 12:00 UTC Register Here

Social media templates


To advance our campaign for IDG this year, download and share on you various social media platforms;



#GirlsSpeakUp - International Day of the Girl 2022

IDG2022For many adults in our Movement, the idea of facilitating a youth consultation may seem daunting. We hope that by following the steps laid out in this #GirlsSpeakUp activity pack, you will discover how simple (and rewarding) it is to consult your Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in a way that is Relevant, Exciting, Accessible and Learner-led (R.E.A.L). Access the Activity Pack.