International Day of the Girl

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Day of the Girl is critical, but support is needed year-round, say campaigners
From period poverty to blockchain, initiatives raising awareness of girls’ rights abound on 11 October, but long-term help is needed after Covid setbacks

Georgina Quach

11, Oct, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Revealed: the 10 worst countries for girls to get an education
Campaigners urge action on ‘global crisis’ as research shows 73% of girls in South Sudan – and 130 million worldwide – are missing out on school

Kate Hodal

11, Oct, 2017 @3:47 PM

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Here's how you celebrated International Day of the Girl
From flashmob dances to an open letter to a president, here are some of the ways you championed the world’s 1.1 billion girls

Anna MacSwan

18, Oct, 2016 @12:19 PM

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'Anyone can be where I am': mentors step up to inspire new breakers of glass ceilings
Cherie Booth, Juliet Stevenson and Doreen Lawrence among leading women matched with schoolgirls on International Day of the Girl

Alexandra Topping

11, Oct, 2016 @2:50 PM

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$10m campaign targets cervical cancer among girls in sub-Saharan Africa
Vaccine drive launched on International Day of the Girl aims to protect girls against the region’s biggest-killing cancer, in Rwanda, Ethiopia and Malawi

Liz Ford

11, Oct, 2016 @2:27 PM

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US ranks lower than Kazakhstan and Algeria on gender equality
Study to mark International Day of the Girl shows poorest countries offer fewest opportunities for girls, but world’s richest nation also disappoints

Anna MacSwan

11, Oct, 2016 @11:29 AM

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How inequality starts before birth – video transcript
Read the text our animation marking International Day of the Girl, looking at the challenges of our unequal world. Girls face discrimination from the moment of conception through education, health, marriage and employment

11, Oct, 2016 @8:48 AM

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How are you marking International Day of the Girl? Share your stories
Are you holding an event to celebrate the world’s 1.1 billion girls? Send us your photos and videos. Or tweet #Girlat13 with your experiences of being a teenager

Liz Ford

11, Oct, 2016 @6:30 AM

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