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!
IDG 2023- #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 the IDG 2023 Live Message Board Experience! 🎉
👩🏽💻 IDG 2023-LEADER DROP-IN SESSIONS
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
For 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.
#ListenToGirls Consultation Report
We are delighted to announce the release of the International Day of the Girl report for the #ListenToGirls consultation, which highlights valuable insights and perspectives shared by girls and young women about the Girl Guide and Girl Scout Movement. The report presents key findings from the consultation, including how Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting makes them feel, what they have learned, what they would like to learn, and what topics they would like to explore further. It also includes an analysis of the responses received, highlighting the common themes and issues raised by participants.
We believe that this report will be of significant value to all Member Organisations, as it provides a unique insight into the experiences and perspectives of girls and young women. We encourage you to review it and use its findings to inform your work in empowering and supporting girls and young women across WAGGGS.