International Day of the Girl
2020 - Be Bold: From Equality to Equity For Girls
On behalf of the International Social Justice Commission, we would like to invite Salvationist girls (ages 6-25) to take part in this year’s celebration of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Speak Out. The theme for this year is “Be Bold: From Equality to Equity for Girls”. Due to COVID-19 the event will be virtual.
This will be the first year The Salvation Army will have an event in celebration of the International Day of the Girl. You can be a part of history.
Specifically, Salvationist girls from every territory are invited to create a video in the form of a song, dance, poetry, drama, TikTok or a musical talent (individual or group), reflecting on the theme, Be Bold: From Equality to Equity for Girls. This year because we want to highlight all those who submit their item to us, we are going to do a virtual event for those in The Salvation Army. The purpose is to celebrate your talents and creativity with others in The Salvation Army, as you explore this year’s theme. We will also share your submissions with the United Nations.
Please upload your creative submissions to YouTube and send the YouTube link to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org, attention: Major Victoria Edmonds, by 11 September 2020, in readiness for the International Day of Girl on 11 October 2020. Please include a completed copy of this release form.
We look forward to your participation and creative ways to Speak Out and Be Bold. Your creativity is welcome!
2019 - What does it mean to be a girl where you live?
International Day of the Girl is held annually on October 11. The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission released an invitation in 2019 for girls to share "what does it mean to be a girl where you live?"
Here is how six Salvationists from the Canada and Bermuda Territory answered this question:
More information can be found on the International Social Justice Commission's website.