International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

According to the United Nations:

“Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.”

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises.

This year, Zakat Foundation of America celebrated #DayOfTheGirl in the Dominican Republic. Mrs. De Pasquale spent the day with young girls discussing their rights, dreams of the feature, and sharing stories of inspiring women.