Girls worldwide are stepping into the shoes of presidents, mayors, head teachers, business leaders and more this International Day of the Girl on 11 October to demand a fair world where girls and boys have equal opportunities.
Explore the map to see a selection of planned events around the globe and follow, share and support all the action as it happens in the run up to the day on our interactive social wall – because when we rally behind girls, everybody wins.
More than 200 #GirlsTakeover events are taking place to demonstrate girls’ strength, power and ability to change the world. Find messages and graphics to support the takeovers online in our Girls' Rights Social Media Toolkit.
GLOBAL MOMENT FOR GIRLS
11 October has been a key global moment to celebrate the power of girls and highlight the barriers they face since the United Nations adopted it as International Day of the Girl in December 2011.
Join the global movement for girls' rightsPlan International led the call for an international day of recognition for girls and achieving it was one of the earliest goals of our Because I am a Girl campaign.
We led the global effort to build a coalition of support behind the Day of the Girl, securing critical support from the Canadian government which took our call all the way to the United Nations.
ACTION ON GIRLS' RIGHTS