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Day of the Girl: giving girls a voice

“Every three seconds, another girl becomes a child bride.”

11 October marks the first ever International Day of the Girl Child: a chance to amplify the voice of millions of girls everywhere being married off before the age of 18. Join Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu in celebrating Day of the Girl. Help us end child marriage.

Day of the Girl: giving girls a voice

In 2010, The Elders began to forge a global civil society alliance for a world without child marriage. Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage brings together non-governmental organisations working all over the world to end this harmful practice. It aims to give a voice to girls at risk of child marriage, to defend their rights to health and education, and to give them the opportunities they need to fulfil their potential.

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What does #childmarriage mean for girls? How can it end? http://t.co/mEi63hz6… watch this video via @GirlsNotBrides #IDG2013 #dayofthegirl
THIS FRIDAY we're also teaming up with @onegirlorg to host the screening of "Girl Rising" http://t.co/N8wf4Mty… #DayoftheGirl
Oct. 11 is the #DayOfTheGirl Honor a woman who has impacted your life by tweeting about her with tags #standup4girls and #dayofthegirl
Here's a great way to let people know about International #DayoftheGirl Child - send them an e-postcard: http://t.co/XXRktjU8… @Canada_swc
U.N.'s 2nd annual International Day of the Girl approaching http://t.co/x3ZExOxs… #idg2013 #dayofthegirl
70% of the world's poor is made up of #women and #girls. It doesn't have to be this way. #investingirls #education #dayofthegirl #endpoverty
Congratulations to all who support @planglobal, 1.5 million hands raised for girls' education! http://t.co/GY1B6kvI… #IDG2013 #dayofthegirl
“On #dayofthegirl, 33m girls are missing out on their right to education" http://t.co/0TmEtgAr…
Do you have the ROARing spirit? Join @katyperry to support all girls' right to education! WATCH: http://t.co/7MzDzL5O… #dayofthegirl
New Factsheet on New Launch of Public& Private Initiatives To Raise the Status of Girls from @StateDept http://t.co/h5F8xb8t… #DayoftheGirl
RT @warisara: Here are some pics of iconic monuments turned pink for the launch of #bcimagirl #dayofthegirl on #BBC Newsround http://t.c ...
The Forgotten Girls @independent Support the Fight Against Forced Marriage @PlanUK International #DayoftheGirl http://t.co/8RGP0vfY…
"Development matters most to girls and women" says Justine Greening on #DayoftheGirl: http://t.co/wIYwIh2Q… #endchildmarriage @DFID_UK
On October 11th, we are celebrating #DayoftheGirl ! Find out why #DayoftheGirl was created http://t.co/Mf2kOqvz…
Give girls a chance to postpone motherhood until they are women #endchildmarriage http://t.co/Ydljae77… @ICRW #DayoftheGirl @10x10act
Of the world's 130 million out-of-school youth, 70% are girls. Oct 11 is the #DayoftheGirl - http://t.co/Dag92UHs…
Want to learn more about the first #dayofthegirl? Read the UN General Assembly Resolution here! http://t.co/4A0iitei…
RT @melindagates: Today is the first #DayoftheGirl, and it's about time. We see more urgent reasons every day. Now, anyone can help: htt ...
International Day of the Girl (11 Oct) - Resources http://t.co/rZ0lI3LA… #dayofthegirl
2500 girls become #childbrides every single day http://t.co/4Lfu8l6G… Help us spread the word #endchildmarriage @CARE #DayoftheGirl
Did you know 41% of women aged 20-49 today were married before 18? http://t.co/7sszJr1F… On #DayoftheGirl let's act to #endchildmarriage
Oct 11 is #dayofthegirl: + girls' rights and end #gender bias. PRB says #FP and #GenderEquality go hand-in-hand: http://t.co/SkTsS2rd…
Raise your hands for #dayofthegirl supporting girls' right to a quality education http://t.co/bem3Vl6Q…
How are you celebrating International #DayoftheGirl? Here's a list of ways YOU can get involved! http://t.co/W0v4RoOt…
@HungerProject "When women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits." #DayoftheGirl http://t.co/2hVFqwgc…
Why I am so delighted to be involved in first ever International Day of the girl --> Because I'm a girl http://t.co/dvgkyWMC… #dayofthegirl
Investing in girls unleashes their incredible potential! Such a great cause. http://t.co/PwiwahfG… #DayOfTheGirl

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