11 October has been a key global moment to celebrate the power of girls and highlight the barriers they face since the United Nations adopted it as International Day of the Girl in December 2011.
While there has long been an International Women's Day and an International Day of the Child, neither of these days recognise the unique position of girls who are discriminated against simply for being young and female.
Women hold just 23% of parliamentary seats worldwide. They represent 5% of mayors and under 3% of CEOs heading the world's leading 500 companies. It's time for change. For one day, on the International Day of the Girl, girls all over the world will be stepping in for top leaders, making their voices heard in spaces where they're rarely seen. They need allies. Join them this October 11 as they take a stand and demand change for a more equal world. Help us spread the message. Read more about it here