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International Day of the Girl

Why we need change

129 million

girls are currently unable to go to school

12 million

girls are forced to marry each year

500 million

women and girls don't have what they need to manage their periods
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Girls' takeover

This #DayOfTheGirl, girls are taking over businesses, boardrooms and brands. Across science, politics, sport, technology, engineering and media, girls are flipping the status quo, breaking barriers and showing everyone what they can do.   

This year girls took the reins at LADbible group, National Grid, AstraZeneca and many more.   

Together with girls we are building a world where girls not only believe they can be anything, they become it.  

“My favourite part was interacting with professionals from diverse backgrounds and skill sets,” said Precious, 15, about her #GirlsTakeover experience at National Grid.

Alex and her daughter walking together

Together we move

Today, 129 million girls are still unable to go to school. Let's change that.  

Move your own way to raise money for girls' rights from 6-9 October. Use the 129 stat to inspire a challenge unique to you and raise £129 to support girls worldwide. 

Whether you run 12.9km, walk for 129 minutes or swim 129 lengths, you create your own challenge.  

Then grab your friends, family or colleagues or simply go it alone to complete your challenge over a single weekend. Let’s get moving! #TogetherWeMove

Be part of the community powering change

“I found my voice and gained the confidence to become a leader,” says Princess, 17, Sierra Leone.
“I found my voice and gained the confidence to become a leader,” says Princess, 17, Sierra Leone.

International Day of the Girl is a chance to celebrate the progress and potential of girls around the world. But there is still a long way to go for all girls to be equal.  

Girls are powerful. They have ideas and aspirations. They are ready to call out injustice and demand change in their communities. That’s why, this October we’re asking you to join Fierce Voices today by giving £3 a month and be part of the community powering change. 

And when you sign up this October, we’ll send you a limited edition #DayOfTheGirl tote bag. 

Support girls around the world

Day of the girl in previous years


Powered By Girls

In 2022, the tenth year of International Day of the Girl, girls across the world are coming together to make their voices heard.

Pull the thread

On International Day of the Girl 2021 we’re standing with girls as they take over boardrooms, the stereotypes that hold them back and their futures.

Listen to girls

Join us on International Day of the Girl 2020 to celebrate the voices of powerful girls, and stand with them as they take on the issues that matter to them.

Society needs a makeover

For International Day of the Girl 2019 we're asking you to #ListenToGirls about body image – so they know they can reach their goals and fulfil their potential.