Day of the Girl Activities at the UN October 11, 2012

         UPDATES on the 11 DAYS OF ACTION Campaign:

October 11, 2012

From the UN journal for October 8th 2012

Special events on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October)
Panel discussion on “The protection of children from harmful practices in plural legal systems (co-organized by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, the Permanent Mission of Angola and Plan International)
Thursday, 11 October 2012, from 08:30 to 09:30 in Conference Room 7 (NLB).
[All are invited to attend. For further information, please contact Ms. Sanna Käki, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (e-mail; tel. 1 (212) 824-6265).]

Inline image 1DPI/NGO Relations in collaboration with the NGO Working Group on Girls invites you to the Briefing 

“The Girl Child: Protection from Harmful Practices, Violence, Exploitation and Abuse”

(In observance of the International Day of the Girl Child)

Date: Thursday October 11, 2012     Time:  10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m  

Location: Salvation Army,  221 East 52nd Street,  New York, NY

A WGG co-sponsored event

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A Panel Discussion.    
BEST PRACTICES: Preventing Child Exploitation at Major Events.     October 11, 2012, 2 pm – 4 pm.     Salvation Army

221 E 52nd St. (near Third Ave) NYC
Panelists Include:
Abigail Lawlis Kuzma joined the Office of the Indiana Attorney General in April 2009 as the Director and Chief
Counsel of Consumer Protection. The Indiana Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern
district of Indiana are co-chairs of the Indiana Prevention of Abused and Trafficked Humans Task Force (IPATH) and ran an anti-human trafficking campaign during Super Bowl 2012.
David Arkless is ManpowerGroup’s Global President of Corporate and Government Affairs. As a world-renowned
expert on labor market trends, he is a highly influential campaigner in the fight to end human trafficking.  Amongst his many activities, he is also President of the Board of End Human Trafficking Now, the leading global organization
empowering the business community to eradicate human trafficking and modern day slavery.
Joost Kooijmans as Special Assistant in the UN’s Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence Against Children is a global independent advocate in favour of the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children. Previously he has also served as legal officer in the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), including in Southern Africa and as an expert for the European Commission for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.  WGG Intl Day of Girl 2012 Flier-1
    From the UN Journal for October 8, 2012    
High-level panel discussion on “Ending child marriage” (co-organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) and Girls Not Brides)
Thursday, 11 October 2012, from 13:15 to 14:30 in Conference Room 4 (NLB).
[All permanent missions and permanent observer missions, United Nations agencies and accredited non-governmental organizations are invited to attend. For further information, please contact Ms. Salma Hamid, UNFPA (e-mail; tel. 1 (212) 297-5018).]

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Join Us LIVE on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00PM for the Day of the Girl Celebration Broadcast!

We have been SUPER busying getting ready for our Virtual Summitand LIVE Broadcast on 10.11.12 at 7:00PM EST – and let me tell you, it is going to be AMAZING! THANK YOU to everyone who has sent us videos, photos, posters, and messages for the LIVE Broadcast – Keep’em coming!  Tune in on October 11th at 7:00PM to see your message on our LIVE Broadcast.


Embrace the World

Read the latest edition of Embrace_the_World_October_2012  from the desk of Yolanda Sanchez.   Congratulations Yolanda! French and Spanish are available …

Embrasser le Monde Entier octobre 2012

Abrazo al Mundo octubre 2012

The Center of Communication of the province Bolivia/Chile joins the campaign of October 11 the Day of the Girl

Day of the Girl (English translation Yolanda Sanchez)

The Center of Communication of the province Bolivia/Chile joins the campaign of October 11 the Day of the Girl through information and awareness campaigns about girls.

1. Dissemination of the article “Being a girl” elaborated by the Commission for Justice, Peace and Solidarity of the province on the web pages:      and

2. Campaign of awareness-raising and motivation through the publication of accurate and concrete information on the situation of disadvantaged, marginalized and discrimination against girls at the global level and specifically within Bolivia and Chile. This information will be disseminated daily on                                 Buen Pastor Bolivia/Chile and Congregacion del Buen Pastor and    @vocacionalbp

3. Publication in the electronic bulletin “Meeting” of an informative article about the day of the girl addressed to sisters, lay people and collaborators in the province, and readers of the bulletin worldwide.

4. Support the activities planned by the ministries – Foundation Mother Josefa, Chile, Women Stand up in Bolivia, María Reina School in Santiago, Ovalle School and the Catholic English School in La Paz, Bolivia – through dissemination within the social networks of the province

5 Preparation and distribution of a news flash on October 11 with information about girls’ interviews reflecting their views about the celebration of this day, sharing on what it means to be a girl and their opinion about the United Nations having established the International Day of the Girl?

Ayza Mendizabal

Communication Coordinator of the Center     Spanish text available here   Día de la Niña pdf-2