Empowering Girls for a Better World
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.
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.
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
This year is proving to be the most challenging yet for everyone around the world due to the global pandemic that continues to hold most of us in pause mode. It is one more concern that adolescent girls must add to their list as they strive to use their voices for an equal and better world.– Forever Socially Sparked. – Tweet us @sosparkednews