When is this day celebrated? March 13
What is this day? On International Every Girl Wins Day, we stand with all females for freedom and equal opportunity. It was created to inspire the world to accept all females as an equal; to stand as one to celebrate our most significant asset, our femalehood.
Freedom and Equal Opportunity Facts for Females:
- Only 6 countries give women equal legal work rights as men.The World Bank’s recent measured gender discrimination in 187 countries. It found that only 6 countries scored full marks on eight indicators – from receiving a pension to freedom of movement – influencing economic decisions women make during their careers. A typical economy only gives women three-quarters the rights of men in the measured areas.
- Educational Inequity, from a global perspective, one of the biggest challenges facing women is educational inequality. Despite the many gains of modern feminist movements many still believe that women are less worthy of the same educational opportunities afforded to men.
- 33,000 girls become child brides every day. Globally, 12 million girls each year get married before the age of 18 – roughly 33,000 every day, or one every two seconds. There are some 650 million women alive today who were child brides. The reasons behind it vary between communities, but it’s often because girls are not valued as highly as boys and marrying them off at a young age transfers the ‘economic burden’ to another family.
How should this day be celebrated or observed? International Every Girl Wins Day should be celebrated around the world in every country through talks, lectures, calling or sending letters of encouragement to the females in our lives.
Who created this day? This day was founded by Every Girl Wins Institute in 2019.