On October 11, we will honour International Day of the Girl, a global celebration of girls and their actions, leadership and ability to inspire us all. This is a time to celebrate the strengths and contributions of every girl. This year on International Day of the Girl, we highlight the Girls Inc. Difference, showcasing our evidence-based, girl-centered programming and spotlighting the perspectives of girls from our network on our social media accounts who have benefitted from participating in Girls Inc.

Our goal at Girls Inc. is to give girls the tools and opportunities to discover their strengths, and to harness them to create meaningful change in their own lives and out in the world. Girls Inc. fosters an inclusive, supportive environment for girls year-round.

At Girls Inc., we feel strongly that girls’ rights are human rights. Our Girls Bill of Rights outlines certain truths we believe are fundamental and it is the foundation of our programming and activities. It is our mission – now and always – to support girls and to ensure that their rights are recognized and respected.

Girls’ Bill of Rights:

  • Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes;
  • Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm;
  • Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success;
  • Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies;
  • Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world;
  • Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence.

The Day of the Girl is about highlighting, celebrating, discussing, and advancing girls’ lives and opportunities across the globe. October 11 is not just a day, but a movement. It is bigger than one issue, one organization, one region, or even one country. We invite you to celebrate with us in raising up the voices of girls and their vision for the world.

Day of the Girl makes a difference in the lives of girls and young women as citizens and as powerful voices of change in their families, their communities, and their nations. We invite you to celebrate with us by sharing the Girls Inc. Difference with us on social media by tagging us @GirlsIncUC and using #GirlsIncDifference.

Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is a non-profit organization that focuses on the development of the whole girl. A combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment and research-based programming equips girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty, and become role models in their community.


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