International Day of the Girl

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality is crucial to accelerating sustainable development. Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, but it also has a multiplier effect across all other development areas.

We’re all about a day that represents girls and women across the globe to honour them in one way or another. This Sunday is International Day of the Girl, and we’re breaking down why it’s time to work more efficiently towards gender equality, female education, the fight against poverty, and more. 

The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. It’s celebrated by working to dismantle the patriarchy through girl-led activism across the country.

Why is it important?

🌷Out of the 600 million teen girls across the world, more than 90% of those living in developed countries will receive little to no pay once they enter the workforce.

🌷Abuse and exploitation are common. Approximately 603 million women still live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime.

🌷As much as $28 trillion dollars could be added to the global GDP if we reach gender equality by 2025.

🌷Out of the 757 million adults in the world who cannot read or write, two out of three are women.

🌷41 million girls living in developing countries are denied a primary education

🌷71 percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls

🌷40 percent of women don’t identify with the women they see in the media and advertising

🌷Women only account for 4.8% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 22% of global parliamentarians

Want to get involved? 

Educating, challenging, inspiring girls to become their best, is one of the most sustainable ways to empower entire communities. With i=Change we will be doubling our normal donation to $2 with each purchase for 24hrs on October 11. We want to shift product to purpose and ensure we are highlighting all of the amazing work that we are able to achieve with these projects: 

 

End Violence Against Women
Impact: $1 = helps Papua New Guinean women rebuild their lives and live free of violence.
Prevent Women Dying
Impact: $25 = supports researchers to uncover new drug targets for chemo-resistant breast cancer.
Help Kids With Cancer 
Impact: $33 = provides a support session for a sick child with an oncology social worker. 

We are so happy to be supporting i=Change and the amazing projects that they work with. Every donation, share and thought counts.

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xx the Tammy Fit Team