08 October 2014
by Victoria Edmonds

Day of the Girl

The Day of the Girl is a response to an urgent problem facing our world today: the neglect and devaluation of girls around the world. On October 11 of every year, we see dynamic groups across the world (led by girls, of course) acting to highlight, discuss, celebrate and ultimately advance girls’ lives and opportunities across the globe

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.”

“Girls face discrimination and violence every day across the world. 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 fulfillment of their human rights.”

http://dayofthegirlsummit.org/ - Day of the Girl Summit website

Girls from the Salvation Army around the world sharing their stories about the Day of the Girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wszzwIxn-TY&feature=youtu.be – Dia de las Ninas Cuerpo Ancud – South America West

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l85hlX3FVa4&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop – Norridge Citadel Sunbeam USA Central Territory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD5_CzJKuMk&feature=youtu.be – Hong Kong William Booth Secondary School

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xzfcl8wtqrt1fm/Tuggeranong%20Girls%20Video%2002.wmv?dl=0  Tuggeranong corps in Canberra, Australia

http://vimeo.com/106922163  Grupo: Academia de coro
Territorio: Oeste de Sudamérica Paris Chile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuF3Vocgubo  TSA Urdaneta Corps-I Am a Girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktHjB_KqQgg&list=UUzyNb4LFBNktbxzOXBO7gPQ&index=5 Australia Eastern Territory

Arica, Chile – South America West

Miranda" - Scarlett Paredes Jimenez  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utIxQHo-5aY

"A girl" - Valentina Gen. Olcay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiiWoRcBO7Q

"Why no" - Karla Campos Hermosilla - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbuYslddcPI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaWTQLUKAgo&feature=youtu.be – Indonesia Territory


Tags: United Nations, Social Justice