Empowering Girls for a Better World[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year’s International Day of the Girl sparks empowering girls as change-makers for a better world. The theme for 2020 is “My Voice, Our Equal Future” which reimagines a better world inspired and led by adolescent girls, as part of the global Generation Equality movement.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8046″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are 1.1 billion girls today that could be our future leaders and activists of tomorrow. For some, their dreams and potential are often stifled by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. Every day girls are breaking boundaries and barriers, tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, violence, climate justice, and inequitable access to healthcare. Girls are proving they are unstoppable.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Girls worldwide are demanding a life free from gender-based violence, access to health, skills, recognition and investment as leaders of social change.
As adolescent girls worldwide assert their power as change-makers, International Day of the Girl 2020 will focus on their demands to:
- Live free from gender-based violence, harmful practices, and HIV and AIDS
- Learn new skills towards the futures they choose
- Lead as a generation of activists accelerating social change