Today, the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation celebrates the 8th year of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child (October 11, 2020). The official site states:
The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
Today’s more than 1.1 billion girls are poised to take on the future. Every day, girls are breaking boundaries and barriers, tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, violence, climate justice, and inequitable access to healthcare. Girls are proving they are unstoppable.
Being an advocate for girls and women worldwide is a mission that everyone who is a supporter of the Circle of Sisterhood takes pride in. And if you are reading our blog, you probably already know that the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is all about empowering girls and women worldwide through education and breaking barriers. So, we’ll use the day to remember our mission:
The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation will leverage the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to support entities around the world that remove educational barriers for girls and women, uplifting them from poverty and oppression.
In recognition of today’s international celebration we will use the day to remember and honor the impact our grants, volunteers, and donors have and will have on girls and women throughout the world’s communities.
To learn more about the International Day of the Girl Child you can check out these great resources who express the importance of achieving equality and empowering girls.
- International Day of the Girl Child 11 October
- Five Things You Didn’t Know About Practices That Harm Girls
- How Covid-19 Impacts Women And Girls
We encourage you to share the importance of the International Day of the Girl Child with your family and friends. What will you do today to show a girl she is strong, capable, and smart? Join the conversation by tagging CofS on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, as well as use #BeHerHero, to come together as we work to open doors to opportunity through education.