International Day of the Girl

Thanks for Joining Us!

On October 10, 2015, 600 participants joined CARE CEO Michelle Nunn for the inaugural CARE Walk for Lasting Change, commemorating International Day of the Girl and walking through the heart of Atlanta in solidarity with girls around the world. 

About the Walk for Lasting Change

2015 CARE Walk for Lasting Change attendees participated in a variety of experiential activities – such as pounding grain and carrying water, enjoyed fantastic performances from Giwayen Mata, the Sweet Auburn String Band, Mama Koku’s Storytellin’, the Fugees Family, and Barefoot n’ Motion, and took part in a one-mile walk on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail.   The walk represented the long distances that girls travel each day – to fetch food and water, to seek safety, and to attend school.  It also symbolized the long journey toward gender equity – the path that stretches between a past dictated by limitations and barriers to a future filled with promise and possibilities. 

Check Out The Photos

View our gallery to see some shots from the 2015 CARE Walk for Lasting Change.

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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

CARE is proud to partner with Delta and UPS as the premier sponsors of the Walk for Lasting Change.

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.