International Day of the Girl: 11 October, 2021

The Day of the Girl was established on October 11, 2012 by the United Nations to celebrate the achievements and potential of girls.

Why is there a day focused on girls? Because of the disproportionate gender-based discrimination that girls face every day. 

The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.



Below is the session and speaker lineup:

  • Raising Strong Girls in a Digital World: Nadine Valdes, Women Empowerment Coach
  • Pathways to Powerful Transformation in a digital world: Lorraine Kuimba, UN Women Generation Equality Gender Youth Advocate
  • Education & Entrepreneurship in the Digital Generation: Anne Tham, founder of Dwi Emas, Malaysia’s first entrepreneurial school & Chapter President of the Women of Global Change (WGC), Kuala Lumpur
  • Hosted by Laura Kuimba, Founder of WomenWILL (Women in Leadership Limelight)


International Day of Girls 2021

Digital Generation, Our Generation

While the pandemic has accelerated digital platforms for learning, earning and connecting, some 2.2 billion people below the age of 25 still do not have internet access at home. 



There are 2 key ways to get involved: Donate, and Advocate.

1. Donate via these 3 pathways:

  1. (i)   World Outreach
  2. (ii)  Hagar 
  3. (iii) Roads of Success: Tech Over Trauma (TOT) is an educational, empowerment, and counseling program for girls and boys who have escaped ISIS captivity and sex trafficking. Partnering with teachers and counselors around the world, Roads of Success serves students across the globe who desire to rebuild their own war-torn communities.
  4. (iv) World Vision – 

2. Advocate

Spread the word, celebrate and champion the girls and young women growing up in the digital age. Read more about these young tech trailblazers.



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  • About Hagar
  • About World Outreach
  • About Roads of Success
  • About World Vision