International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl Partnership Aims to Empower 10 Million Students and Teachers

Words by Maggie Kohn

Today marks the eight annual International Day of the Girl, a day established by the United Nations to amplify girls’ voices and stand up for their rights as envisioned in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights.

VIDEO | It’s International Day of the Girl: Let’s Celebrate Progress (and Make Some More)


by Tamara Tardy

When I think about International Day of the Girl, I remember how my college basketball coach asked me to speak in front of a group of Fortune 500 executives. I had never spoken to top execs before, let alone a room full of them! I had my self-doubts, but ultimately, I chose to be bold. I shared my story of how at 5’5, I landed myself in a D-1 basketball program. Afterward, many offered their business cards and encouraged me to pursue an IT career.

12 Tales of Empowerment to Celebrate International Day of the Girl

From ballerinas in Texas to soccer players in Uganda, HP and Girl Rising unveil the winners of the first ever Creative Challenge.

By Isabel Gonzalez Whitaker 

"There is no action that is too small that can't grow into something bigger."

HP and Girl Rising Celebrate International Day of the Girl with 12 Stories of Empowerment from Around the Globe

Announces results of Creative Challenge that highlight inspiring stories of overcoming discrimination and poverty, and fighting for access to education and free speech
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My Niece, the 10-Year-Old Bride

Children International Is Protecting Girls From Early Marriage

My Niece, the 10-Year-Old Bride

By Ashley Puderbaugh​

In a few months, my niece, Alyssa, turns 11. She’s considered old enough for marriage – and motherhood – in some parts of the world. She’s just a little girl. Alyssa doesn’t even know algebra. She hasn’t yet experienced the wonders (and/or horrors) of middle school.

Media Impact celebrates "International Day of the Girl"

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Oct. 11, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today marks the International Day of the Girl, an initiative fueled by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the International Day of the Girl Child, “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”  This day represents a movement to speak out against gender bias and advocate for girls’ rights everywhere. 

Intel Strives to Educate and Empower Girls Around the World

Intel Advances Commitment through Diverse Partnerships, Including 10x10 Film and Social Action Campaign
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 11, 2012 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of the United Nations' first International Day of the Girl today, Intel Corporation is expanding its global commitment to furthering education for girls and women by announcing multiple strategic partnerships and programs. Millions of girls around the world have limited or no access to education. Intel believes that broader access to education for girls and women will significantly catalyze social progress and help drive worldwide economic growth.

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