International Day of the Girl

CARE Walk for Lasting Change

Join us for Atlanta’s Celebration of International Day of the Girl, October 10, 2015. Rain or shine!

About the Walk for Lasting Change

Girls in developing countries must walk for miles each day to secure basic necessities, such as food and water, for their families – which keeps them from going to school or earning an income. 

On October 10, join CARE CEO Michelle Nunn as she commemorates International Day of the Girl, walking through the heart of Atlanta in solidarity with girls around the world.  The CARE Walk for Lasting Change begins at 10:00 a.m. with musical entertainment and activities at the Outdoor Theater in Atlanta’s Historic Old 4th Ward Park, followed by a rally and a one-mile walk on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail at 11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Rain or shine.

Why Girls?

CARE observes the International Day of the Girl because fighting for gender equity is key to fighting global poverty. Women and girls are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to create lasting change.

International Day of the Girl

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution creating International Day of the Girl to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.  

Through the Eyes of a Girl

CARE’s “Through the Eyes of a Girl” collection is being featured at Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport in the T-Concourse Gallery. This vivid collection features 39 pieces of art from five countries depicting the joys and struggles experienced by girls around the world in pursuit of their education.

Keep Girls in the Picture

What does a girl’s education have to do with fighting poverty? Everything.

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Growing Up By Force

Ruba married to survive at age 14.

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Second Chances: Releasing the Power of Girls

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Girls Lead the Way

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The Forgotten Girls

The situation for girls in South Sudan is particularly horrific.

Ask the Expert: Joyce Adolwa on Girls' Education

CARE's Director of Education Programming answers your questions sent through social media about girls' education.

Where We Work

CARE works in 90 countries around the world to support over 900 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects.