October 11 is the Day of the Girl

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations passed Resolution 66/170 creating the International Day of the Girl Child.

It is commemorated every year on October 11.

In the US, this is known as the Day of the Girl and this year it is on Wednesday, October 11.

It supports the health, opportunities, equality and safety against exploitation for the 1.1 billion girls in the world.