International Day of the Girl: The power of teenagers, a vision for 2030

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
Costa Rica, San José
Type of Event: 
Special Event

UNESCO and Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas 2016 organize an event celebrating the International Day of the Girl on October 11th. The event will serve to raise awareness for the International Day of the Girl and to highlight that there still exist challenges in advancing gender equality.

The event will bring together young girls from Costa Rica, and will launch the program of "Girls 4 Girls" mentoring. This program will provide a platform for young women having already consolidated success in different sectors will be paired up with girls in order to create opportunities for role modeling. The mentorship program will provide a platform for young women to share their experiences and soft skills with other young girls.

UNESCO will participate in the Girls 4 Girls kick-off event with a presentation on soft skills, based on UNESCO's youth strategy. We will be offering dynamic activities promoting Information, Communications and Technologies as a tool for empowering young women.