In celebration of International Day of the Girl 2021, Virago will donate £1 for every item purchased via the Virago store between 11th October and 10th November 2021 (inclusive) to the Girls Friendly Society (registered charity number 1054310).
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.
GFS is a feminist charity that believes in a society free from gender inequality. They aim to achieve this by providing groups where girls and young women build friendships, gain confidence and learn that they are unstoppable. They have a programme of activities designed to develop confidence, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience.