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International Day of the Girl Summit

Girls Speak Out: Closing the Digital Divide to Accelerate Opportunity

This year’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl (IDG) demands a continued innovative approach to building connection through digital spaces while emphasizing inclusion of voices often left out of these digital spaces. As a proud member of The Working Group on Girls (WGG) we seek to put girls at the forefront to share their experiences, to listen to a diversity of girls to hear what they need, and to partner with them and key stakeholders in highlighting sustainable and innovative solutions to issues that they face. 

In conjunction with UNICEF’s IDG 2021 theme “Digital Generation, Our Generation,” the WGG’s theme for the Girls Speak Out is: “Closing the Digital Divide to Accelerate Opportunity.”

Join us as we celebrate Girls. 

  • 11 Days of Action: 1 – 11 October 2021  Follow our social media campaign to elevate girl activist voices and critical issues of concern for girls’ rights around digital inclusion and digital participation. 

We are sponsoring Day 10 of Action on October 10 – “Girls are changing the narrative on climate change and are pushing for urgent action.” We will talk about girl activists using the digital space to make a change for our climate. Children and youth need to be at the center of climate change strategies and response plans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Join our Twitter chat at 11am (EDT).

  • Girls Speak Out Event: 11 October 2021  Girl activists and girl advocates will participate in a virtual roundtable dialogue with partners, state and other decision makers involved in addressing the digital divide. The event is hosted by The Working Group on Girls, UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA. Sponsored by the Government of Canada.

Register here