UN Day of the girl child in South Africa

Girl Child Network Worldwide And Leave No Girl Behind International


A life-changing event to honour girls and women, and celebrate the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child.

Date: October 27th 2012

Time: 11:00am – 2pm

Event is open to families (including boys and men)

Children must be age 12 or older to attend

The purpose of this event is five-fold:

· To inspire girls to live extraordinary and purposeful lives, no matter who they are or where they come from

· To raise awareness about why girls’ empowerment should be an important part of our lives

· For people to recognize that girls’ empowerment is about all girls,  because all girls everywhere need empowering in some way

· To provide a simple way that any woman, man or child can contribute to making a difference through our collaborative girls’ empowerment project, the Help-Her-Help-Herself Project

· To raise awareness about the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child

Highlights will include:

· Betty Makoni, gender activist, multi-global award winner and founder of Girl Child Network Worldwide (www.girlchildnetworkworldwide.org), will share her inspiring story and for the first time in South Africa, launch her autobirography, Never Again:  Not to any woman or girl again.

  • · Haseena Patel and Shameema Patel, founders of Leave No Girl Behind International (www.leavenogirlbehind.org), will launch their book, Leave No Girl Behind:  How to help girls become the change in our world.
  • · International video guests will share their views about girls’ empowerment and their messages to girls.
  • · Exciting prizes will be up for grabs.
  • · The authors will be available for book signings.

One girl with a dream can change the world!



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