Last Updated: 05 September 2017

Calling all Girls ages 13-18 - International Day of the Girl 2017

Theme: Injustice for Girls

You have the opportunity to take part in the International Day of the Girls that will take place at the United Nations on October 11, 2017.

Over the past five years the Salvation Army has taken part in this event with many Salvationist from around the world taking part. This year marks the sixth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG 2017).

For this historic anniversary, we want to add your voice to help make this year’s celebration the greatest ever. Help inspire everyone with your stories of girl power -- in art, pictures, poetry, songs, video -- to showcase the unique role girls play in our world. We need your voice! Here’s how:

If you’re between 13-18 years old, send us your inspirational story! You can use creative writing, video performance, photography, artwork, or song to share your voice and your ideas.

The theme for this year is 'Injustice for Girls'Photo of 'the Girl'. Share with us ways in which you see injustice for girls in your part of the world.

What will you do to celebrate the International Day of the Girl where you live?

Please make sure your submission is in one of these formats:

  • Poetry or monologues (maximum 250 words)
  • Video (maximum length of 2 minutes)
  • Photographs (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)
  • Art or graphic design (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)

Please submit your item no later than September 30, 2017. Please submit to Major Victoria Edmonds at

Be sure to complete the attached 'Consent to Publication Form' as it will also let us know which corps or centre you attend.

We need to hear from girls! Send us your story.

Image to the right shows a previous submission for this project, which now features monthly in #UpForJustice




Tags: SDG10: Reduced Inequalities, SDG5: Gender Equality, SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals