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When is International Day of the Girl celebrated?

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  • International Day of the Girl is celebrated in October. 
  • Among its objectives is to guarantee the health and well-being of girls.
  • The UN establishes each year’s theme for the Day of the Girl.

Do you know when the International Day of the Girl is celebrated? We’ll tell you! In 2022, it will be the 10-year anniversary of this day. The United Nations promotes it to raise awareness about the problems and challenges related to girls worldwide.

The Day of the Girl is celebrated annually and is seen as an opportunity to raise awareness of the most vulnerable groups, such as girls who live in underdeveloped countries and who need support to reach their full potential in a harmonious and safe environment. Find out everything about this day!

Why is the Day of the Girl celebrated?

A girl looking up

The Day of the Girl was first celebrated in 2012, thanks to the efforts of the United Nations, which promotes urgent and high-impact measures that benefit the areas of education, health and well-being for girls, especially those who are most vulnerable.

This day is also a way to empower female voices — both those who strive for change and those who are have the power to generate public policies to invest in educational, health and housing infrastructure in underdeveloped countries.

What are the goals and how can you support this day?

Little girl with a rocket in her hand

In 2022, the theme of the Day of the Girl has been designated as “The digital generation. Our generation”. This is because it is a way to draw attention to the technological disadvantages that affect girls in underdeveloped countries who do not have access to the internet, which limits their access to education and information that can empower them.

Another of the objectives of International Day of the Girl is to advocate for fairness and equality, avoiding comparisons with the talents and abilities of boys to create an environment in which girls’ voices are heard and respected. This will allow those in power to better understand their problems and create the necessary policies to positively impact their future.

When is it celebrated?


The International Day of the Girl is celebrated every October 11. In December 2011 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170, which stipulates that every October 11 International Day of the Girl will be commemorated worldwide.

In addition, the Agenda for Sustainable Development includes 17 goals to be achieved, including the goal of guaranteeing the rights of girls and young women, so that they enjoy justice, inclusion, education, health and general well-being.

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