IDG Girls Speak Out – Call for Submissions!


This year marks the seventh anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG 2018)! The United Nations needs YOU to help make this year’s celebration the greatest ever.  They are looking for creative work by girls to be featured on October 11th at the United Nations. They want to know: What is it like to be a girl like you where you live? What advice would you give the next generation of girls in your community? How has your knowledge and experiences shaped who you are and who you will become? They want to hear your powerful voice!


8 girls at IDG Summit 2015

(Photo by WWDA Youth Network 2015, United Nations New York City.)

Here’s how:

If you’re under 18 years old, send in your story! You can use creative writing, video performance, photography, artwork, or song to share your voice and your ideas. Your submission could be chosen to be part of the Girls Speak Out 2018 at the United Nations in New York City! And everyone who submits her work will get a special shout out on the Day of the Girl Summit website, in the IDG2018 Webcast or Shoutout Page!

Teenage girl thinking


For more details on what and how to submit, check out the International Day of the Girl 2018 – Call for Submissions information sheet attachment below and/or go to With your submissions you will need to turn in an IDG 2018 – Consent Form (also attached below).


IDG 2018 – Call for Submissions

IDG 2018 – Consent Form

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icon for adobe pdf fileIDG 2018_Consent-Form (pdf)


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  For more information on International Day of the Girl go to:

The IDG Summit website

The Working Group on Girls website

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