Today we celebrate International Day of the Girl

(Image from UN Women website​)

Today we celebrate International Day of the Girl and recognise how certain social, political and economic issues still affect girls disproportionately. We also want to acknowledge and recognise how incredible and inspiring girls are, and how these young leaders bring so much value to their communities.

Here are some more resources to check out:

UN Women – International Day of the Girl Child

Plan International – Issues Affecting Girls

ABC marks International Day of the Girl

The ABC’s events on International Day of the Girl, 11 October, include:

Melbourne – Meet the Australian Women’s Soccer team, the Matildas, and the cast and crew from the Mustangs FC TV show. Hosted by Pip Rassmussen and Matilda Melissa Barbieri from ABC Me, the event includes a screening of Mustangs FC and a live performance by Australia’s 2017 Junior Eurovision contestant, Isabella Clarke. Federation Square from 5pm.

Sydney – Enjoy a morning of empowerment and entertainment featuring triple J’s Veronica Milsom, the girls from Skit Box as well as the cast and crew from The Funny One and First Day. Industry experts and content makers will lead a panel discussion around issues that affect girls today. Free tickets are available here. ABC Ultimo studio at 10.30am.

Brisbane – Enjoy a lively afternoon based around the YouTube show, Advice to My 12-Year-Old Self. There’ll be activities, guest speakers and a chance to meet the cast and crew from the short film Summers Day. Free tickets are available here. ABC Southbank Studios at 4pm.

Adelaide – In partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival, the ABC is screening The Field Guide, a film about 12-year-old girls, made by 12-year-old girls. To attend this unique screening, visit Adelaide Film Festival.

Perth – In partnership with Screen West, the ABC is screening Shame, created by an indigenous filmmaker from Perth. Meet and greet the cast and crew and enjoy activities created for girls. Contact Screen West for information.