Ms. Foundation Celebrates International Day of the Girl

Ms. Foundation Celebrates International Day of the Girl

NEW YORK (October 11, 2018) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement on International Day of the Girl:

“In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution marking October 11th as the International Day of the Girl to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges that they face in this world.

“Today, we continue to see the manifestation of those challenges in plenty, where every one in three women will experience sexual violence in their lifetimes, where men in power continue to fight against a woman’s right to bodily autonomy, where young girls grow into working women who earn fractions of what their male contemporaries earn in the workplace.

“The Ms. Foundation for Women and its grantee-partners celebrate International Day of the Girl and are committed to achieving true equality for all girls. We are working to create a world where women and girls of color are taken seriously when they report harassment, where they are heard, and reminded everyday that they are powerful, they matter, and they are a vital part of our future. We need to listen and then get out of the way and let girls lead.”

Teresa C. Younger and Ms. Foundation spokespeople are available for interviews by phone or in-person from NYC. To schedule, please contact Sunshine Sachs at


For over 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has worked to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. The Ms. Foundation invests in, and strengthens the capacity of women led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in the lives of women. With equity and inclusion as the cornerstones of true democracy, the Ms. Foundation works to create a world in which the worth and dignity of every person are valued, and power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.