The world is home to more than 1.1 billion girls under age 18, who are poised to become the largest generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers the world has ever seen. Celebrate International Day of the Girl with GCE-US by recognizing and supporting female leaders across the globe. See how you can get involved and take action today!
Day of the Girl 2020
This year, under the theme, “My Voice, Our Equal Future”, the international community is taking the opportunity to be inspired by what adolescent girls see as the change they want, the solutions- big and small- they are leading and demanding across the globe.
As adolescent girls worldwide assert their power as change-makers, International Day of the Girl 2020 will focus on their demands to:
Lead as a generation of activists accelerating social change
Take Action: Support the Girls LEAD Act
The Girls LEAD Act is a bill that recognizes and promotes girls’ civic and political leadership as a priority for U.S. foreign assistance efforts – particularly those focused on building strong and inclusive democracies across the globe.
GCE-US calls on Congress to pass the Girls’ Leadership, Engagement, Agency and Development (LEAD) Act (S.2766 and H.R.6626), which supports civic and political leadership among girls across the globe. Please take action and contact your members of Congresshere.
This year girls from across the world will send an open letter to major social media companies, calling for greater action to be taken against online abuse and harassment. Click here to learn more and take action.
Currently, there are 132 million girls who are out of school and do not have access to an education. Read here about the importance of investing in girls education to improve the lives of future generations.
Learn how the recent National Education Policy 2020 in India is aiming to “have an education system by 2040, that is second to none, with equitable access to the highest quality education for all learners, regardless of social and economic background.”