The ISJC will be celebrating the United Nations International Day of the Girl on 10 October 2021 featuring the voices of young Salvationist girls from around the world. Through this event, girls will be provided a platform to showcase their talents, using their voice, expressions, and creativity to spread awareness on environmental concerns and share what they are doing to restore the world around them.

The International Social Justice Commission has invited Salvationist girls aged 6-25 years to take part in this year’s virtual celebration of the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl.

Participants have created videos reflecting on the theme of Caring for the Environment, with prayers, dances, poems, and musical items showcasing the passion and work of girls in the Salvation Army towards Restoring God’s earth.

The deadline for submissions has now past but there are still ways to be involved.

Check out our resources below for use in Corps and on social media, and join us on Sunday 10th October at 8 am EDT (12pm UTC) for our virtual celebration event over on our YouTube channel!

For Corps resources, additional information, and social media materials, please click here:

IDG 2021 Trello Board

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The International Day of the Girl 2021 focuses on the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

 
  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres
  • Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
  • Recognise and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate
  • Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision‐making in political, economic and public life
  • Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights
 
  • Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate‐related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
  • Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning
  • Improve education, awareness‐raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
  • Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change‐related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States
 
  • Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land‐ based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
  • Sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy, productive oceans
  • Effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science‐based management plans
  • Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources
 
  • Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains, and drylands
  • Promote sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
  • Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought, and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation‐neutral world
  • Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats

Check out the full SDG page here