Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oct. 11, 2012 is the Day of the Girl

In Girl Scouting, 2012 has been declared the Year of the Girl - but did you know today, Oct. 11, 2012, is the first-ever Day of the Girl?

The Day of the Girl is about highlighting, celebrating, discussing and advancing girls lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about what really matters to us, we can teach other people - grownups, boys, girls all across the world - a new way of thinking about issues like gender stereotypes, discrimination, and opportunity. October 11 is not just a day but a movement. 10-11-12 is bigger than one issue, one organization, or even one country.

In a similar move designed to focus national attention on girls and the issues they face, Girl Scouts of the USA declared 2012 the Year of the Girl: a celebration of girls, recognition of their leadership potential, and a commitment to creating a coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals in support of balanced leadership in the workplace and in communities across the country.

One of our favorite articles we've read today on the Day of the Girl is this CNN photo gallery of world leaders sharing what advice they would give to their 15-year-old selves.

What advice would you give to your 15-year-old self?