On 19 December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 October International Day of the Girl Child, to recognise girls’ rights and the challenges girls face around the world. International Day of the Girl Child addresses the challenges girls face and to promotes girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. Girls have the right to a safe, educated and healthy life, not only during these formative years, but as they mature into women.
Here are a selection of charities to support not only on International Day of the Girl Child, but every day:
GFS is a feminist charity that believes in a society free from gender inequality. We aim to achieve it by providing groups where girls and young women build friendships, gain confidence and learn that they are unstoppable.
The Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead.
A woman-led charity dedicated to transforming the lives of women, girls and their communities through quality education.
For 75 years, CARE has led the way to a better life for the world’s most vulnerable people.
Supporting girls to learn, thrive and lead change The Campaign for Female Education catalyses the power of the most vulnerable girls and young women to create the future they imagine: for themselves, for their communities, and for Africa.