Talkin’ Bout Rights

For International Day of the Girl 2016 #IDG2016 we are releasing our first episode of “Talkin’ Bout Rights”. It features 7 participants of the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) Intensive Program 2016 discussing their understanding of rights for women and girls.



October 11, 2012 marked the first commemoration of this historic day. The General Assembly noted that the Day of the Girl would be about “galvanizing worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It would also be about the empowerment, protection and participation of girls in all levels of society.

Each year, the United Nations encourages communities and nations to come together on October 11th and celebrate the International Day of the Girl. This is preceded by 11 Days of Action, which encourages the world to ask questions, promote girls, and speak up.

Young woman, Elizabeth from Canada, says

This year, the 11 Days of Action aimed to cultivate new and diverse voices from every corner of the planet, so we are adding to that with a diverse range of women from around the globe, raising their voices to celebrate the rights of women and GIRLS!

Edem (Ghana) a young woman says:

The Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) is centred around the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Young woman, Matida from Gambia, says:

The WHRI Intensive program takes an in depth look at CEDAW, Feminism, Intersectionality and how each of the participants can incorporate these into their lives and work.

Winnie, formerly from Republic of Congo and now living in Canada, says:

Together we are changing the world and together we will help the world celebrate with us! #GirlsForGirls #IDG2016 #GirlsSpkOut

young woman writes on a chalkboard

So go to social media and let the world know what you believe your rights are and celebrate the unique way girls impact our world every day.


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