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International Day of the Girl 2016

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International Day of the Girl (October 11) is a chance to bring awareness to the challenges and inequalities faced by girls around the world. On this day, Member Organizations of WAGGGS join girls and young women across Canada and around the world in taking action to advance girls' rights and opportunities and empower girls to make a difference in their world.

This year's theme for IDG is barriers to girls' education. You'll unite with girls in Canada and across the globe as you explore the challenges girls face and the opportunities that non-formal education like Girl Guiding provides.

Plan your unit's IDG activities by downloading the Day of the Girl activity pack, available from the WAGGGS IDG website. Check out our new Advocacy Guidelines  to help girls find their voice!