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2016 Day of the Girl Events

2016 Day of the Girl Events

Girls today are part of the largest girl generation in history. Globally, more than 1.8 billion people are between the ages of 10 and 24, and more than 90% of these young people live in developing countries. The message is clear: If we can make sure girls are healthy, safe, educated and respected, we have an extraordinary opportunity to end poverty. Canada’s First Lady Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, a champion for the rights of girls, summed it up:
> “The strength of any society depends on the full participation of all its citizens – and that includes women and girls. Good things happen, and societies progress, when women and girls stand together – elevated and decisive and powerful.”

We can recognize the challenges they face and demand every girl’s right to a better, more productive and fulfilling life, free from political, economic, social, religious or cultural barriers.

WomenStrong Girls’ Day Celebrations:

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These are the ways WomenStrong Consortium members are celebrating Girls’ Day. Check back over the days to come, for [stories about these events].

Meanwhile, there are hundreds of other ways that you can celebrate! Here are a few we’ve gathered to help you begin.

Join us in standing with girls!

Other Girls’ Day Celebrations:

Events & Campaigns Taking Place Online & Everywhere

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Events Taking Place in the USA

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Events Taking Place in the UK

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Events Taking Place in Ireland

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Events Taking Place in Switzerland

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Events Taking Place in Canada

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Events Taking Place in Nigeria

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Events Taking Place in South Africa

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Events Taking Place in Afghanistan

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