Two years ago, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. It is also simply known as the Day of the Girl or the International Day of the Girl.

The mission of the day is to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.

Girls face many different challenges around the world. That is why the Day of the Girl is so important. It draws attention to issues like education inequality, and violence against girls, and pushes for global social change.

Like the Day of the Girl, we strive to empower girls, and address the challenges that they face today through our programs. Whether it is by educating our girls about conflict resolution, economic literacy, or media literacy, we want all girls to be healthy, educated, and independent.

That is why some of our staff decided to get involved with The Day of the Girl!

Each staff member was asked “Why do we need a day for girls?” Check out their responses in the slideshow below and feel free to join this movement!

Tweet us at @GirlsIncIndy and share your reason for why we need a day for girls. Use the hashtag #GIGIDayoftheGirl!