International Day of the Girl
On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child to focused attention on the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
Girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, because we know girls can and will change the world. An investment in realizing the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in solving the problems of climate change, political conflict, economic growth, disease prevention, and global sustainability. Girls are breaking boundaries and barriers posed by stereotypes and exclusion, including those directed at children with disabilities and those living in marginalized communities. As entrepreneurs, innovators and initiators of global movements, girls are creating a world that is relevant for them and future generations.
Only by ensuring the rights of women and girls across all the goals will we get to justice and inclusion, economies that work for all, and sustaining our shared environment now and for future generations. Source: un.org
We proudly stand alongside our nonprofit partners championing girls around the world:
Korema: Located in Rwanda, Komera (which translates to be strong, have courage) develops self-confident young women through education, community development, and health. Like all of us at VidMob, Komera believes that young women have the right to lead change in their community, to experience the joy of self-discovery and to realize their potential.
Equality Now: Equality Now is a feminist organization using the law to protect and promote the human rights of all women and girls. They create, reform, challenge, and apply the law to establish enduring equality for women and girls everywhere. Since 1992, their international network of lawyers, activists, and supporters has held governments responsible for ending: legal inequality, sexual exploitation, sexual violence, and harmful practices. VidMob continues to work with Equality Now with the launch of #WeNeedTheERA.
See below for the body of work we created for both.