First International Day of the Girl: October 11th 2012

Today is the 1st International Day of the Girl!!

To mark the first celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2012, Executive Director Michelle Bachelet speaks to girls around the world and emphasizes UN Women’s commitment to stand beside them in support of their rights. She pledges that UN Women will work with governments and other partners to advance girls’ education, health and well-being in order to attain a world where girls can live free from fear, violence and discrimination:

Tomorrow Angela will become a woman, but today she’s a little girl…a little girl who wants and needs to learn to be able to speak out against the inequalities she will be facing all along her life!