Since 2012, October 11 has been the International Day of the Girl. This day addresses the needs and challenges girls face while promoting female empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year’s theme is With Her: A Skilled GirlForce. As the workforce focuses more on innovation and automation, girls are having to prepare to enter into that world. Luckily the demand for employment is high, but roughly a quarter of young people are unemployed or do not have the proper training and education. Therefore, this year’s International Day of the Girl will focus on working alongside girls to expand opportunities, find new pathways, and encourage the world to prepare these young women for a successful transition into the workplace.
Learn more about 2018’s International Day of the Girl here.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 10, 2018