TGIF: Day of the Girl


TGIF! We came into this week still riding high from all the great stories and initiatives from International Day of the Girl (October 11). In case you missed any of the updates, we rounded up our favorites.

Check back at the end of each week for our Friday finds. Here’s what we’re reading – October 19.

The future is female

ICYMI: In 2012, the United Nations declared October 11 International Day of the Girl. Day of the Girl, or Girl Day, aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year’s focus was on a skilled “GirlForce.”An effort to ensure that girls and young women across the globe have the access to education and technology to enable them to enter the workforce on equal footing.


This is 18 from The New York Times Gender Editors. What does life look like for girls turning 18 in 2018? The NYT gave young women photographers around the world an assignment: “Show us 18 in your community.” The interactive article showcases the similarities and differences for young women across the globe.

Michelle Obama Announces Global Girls Alliance to Support Adolescent Girls Education Around the World, from the Obama Foundation. One of the biggest new stories of the day was from the Obama Foundation. Access to education is something that we often take for granted in the Bay Area. But across the nation and around the world, many young girls and women lack access to basic education. The Global Girls Alliance seeks to empower adolescent girls through education.

Girls Who Code announced Sisterh>>d, a campaign for girls by girls, to celebrate the transformative moments in young women’s lives. Read on for more information about their council, or watch the inspiring videos for a feel-good break this Friday. More #sisterhood news? How Girls Who Code is helping close the gender gap in the tech industry by Julia Sarantis for Kulture Hub.

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