Here's how you can celebrate International Day of the Girl:
- Tell others about the significance of this day by writing an article, letter to the editor or blog post.
- Start a group at your school or work to organize an International Day of the Girl celebration on October 11.
- Keep your eyes open for speakers or programs in your area that relate to the International Day of the Girl.
- Write a story about your life as a girl or the life of a girl you know.
- Educate yourself by reading through this website and the websites of other organizations.
- Download our International Day of the Girl poster and put it up in your office, home or community.
- Encourage young people to get involved in celebrating the importance of girls' rights by developing a lesson, creating an exhibit, completing a project or staging a play.
- Create a piece of art with some of the girls in your life. Express your thoughts and emotions about International Day of the Girl and why it is important.
- Interview a girl in your life. A few simple questions can tell you a lot about what it's like to be a girl today.
- Learn more about the issues facing girls by reading a book or watching a documentary, film or television program about girls.
- Demonstrate your awareness of girls' issues by engaging in conversations and letting others know what they can do to make a difference.
- Donate to a cause that supports girls and equality for girls. There are many interesting projects in your community and around the world.
- Talk with men and boys about their role in advocating for the rights of girls.
- If you are in a book club, suggest that your group read a book by or about girls or with a girl protagonist.
- Organize a spirit day at your workplace or school to raise awareness of girls' rights.
- Plan a fundraising event (e.g. bake sale, used book sale, etc.) at your workplace or school for a charity that works with girls or works to advance girls' rights.
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