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Girls deserve to have their voices heard, even in the most challenging circumstances.


Join CARE as we celebrate the unique voices of girls around the world.


This International Day of the Girl, join CARE and pledge to make sure girls everywhere are heard, seen, educated, empowered, and championed.


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Bangladesh: “Girls are fighting child marriage. And they’re winning.”

Anannya dreamed of playing soccer, but as a girl in a small village in Bangladesh, she says it was “unthinkable.” CARE’s Tipping Point program has worked to support girls and their families in areas like Pirgacha, Bangladesh as they push back against harmful gender norms that push adolescent girls into child marriage. Read More

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Somalia: ‘I want to become minister of education so that other girls can learn’

“The children in our school come from families that have been displaced due to the current drought,” explains Halima, principal of Ayaanle Primary School. Currently, 1.4 million children in Somalia are affected by the drought. Hamdi, 14, is one of them. She attends the fifth grade. Read More

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Women, girls in Afghanistan hope for the return of education for all

In Afghanistan, most schools closed as the country’s government changed in August 2021. Over the following months they gradually opened for boys in all grades, but girls above grade six have been home for nearly 10 months. Read More

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A Conversation with Saniyya Sydney
and Stevia Manda

To celebrate International Day of the Girl, Saniyya and Stevia Manda from Malawi talked about their goals and the importance of listening to girls in a world where their voices are too often ignored.