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Sat, Oct 21

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Main TLCPL -McMaster Hall

International Day of the Girls

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year, under the theme, “Quiet the Noise; Raise Your Voice”, we aim to educate, engage and empower our youth.

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International Day of the Girls
International Day of the Girls

Time & Location

Oct 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Main TLCPL -McMaster Hall, 325 N Michigan St, Toledo, OH 43604, USA

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About the Event

Introducing YWOT Fall Big IDEA: International Day of the Girls

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year, under the theme, “Quiet the Noise; Raise Your Voice”, we aim to educate, engage and empower our youth on ways to bridge the Gender Digital Divide, Human Rights, and Violence for inclusivity in technology.

Partnering with Toledo Lucas County Public Library, our YWOT team will be organizing the International Day of the Girls program activity on Saturday, October 21 from 10 am to 1 pm at the McMaster Auditorium, Toledo Public Library Downtown Toledo. This year, under the theme, “Quiet the Noise; Raise Your Voice”, we aim to educate, engage and empower our youth on ways to bridge the Gender Digital Divide, Human Rights, and Violence for inclusivity in technology. (REF: Diplomacy Action by the US Dept of State)

Agenda

10:00 am Registration/Brunch & Activities Resources

10:30 am Welcome and Speakers

Intermission

11:45 am Youth Panel & Questions

12:30 pm Closing

Through a grant from the Toledo Rotary Foundation, YWOT is educating and integrating human rights education in all programming for the 2023-24 academic year. Universal Human Rights article 1 states that “We are all born free and equal” and article 2 says “Don’t discriminate. These rights belong to everyone.” Therefore: The goal of the day is to empower young women to protect their human rights in the age of technology. #girlsrightsarehumanrights

**Supported by the City of Toledo, Parks, and Youth Services, our Youth Initiative of Young Women of Toledo (YWOT) also falls under our Mentorship efforts for intersectional and young females ages 15 to 26 to share, discuss, and debate constructively to help build empowerment. Thank you to our Presenting and Program Partners, This program is FREE to attend however we recommend REGISTRATION for swag bags.

The YW BIG Ideas committee will set the course for the day and recruit partners and volunteers to make it happen!

For any questions please contact Penny Meeker at YWOT@womenoftoledo.org 

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