International Day of the Girl, is this Sunday, October 11th! Here are few a ways to celebrate.

International Day of the Girl, is this Sunday, October 11th! The United Nations has declared this day to promote girls’ rights and gender inequalities. Celebrate the girls in your family, church and community. Here are a few suggestions:

– Recognize the girls in your church/youth group and have a girl read the attached poem.

-Make a special presentation to girls in your church, organization or community (rose, candy heart, poem, etc.)

-Print copies of the “I’m A Girl and I Matter poem and give them to random girls on Sunday. Let each girl know that SHE MATTERS!

-Take a group of girls to see the movie “He Named Me Malala” and host a discussion on educational disparities.

– Have a discussion with girls on gender inequalities in the U.S. and how they can join the conversation/movement

-Attend an event sponsored by our SSCUG partner, Girls Like Me Project (email to register)

-Tag Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP into your posts and pics so we can recognize your participation. Use hashtag #D2FDayoftheGirl

No matter where you live, DO SOMETHING to encourage girls in your God-given sphere of influence.


2014 Day of the Girl Chicago Rally – Guest Speakers, Performances, and More!

Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP and the South Side Coalition on Urban Girls are excited to host the 1st city-wide rally for the International Day of the Girl. This is a celebration for ALL girls in Chicago. Join us at the Daley Plaza, October 11th from 10a-12p. Check out the list of our special guest speakers and performances below. You don’t want to miss this event. Register your girls TODAY!

Help us make a statement, “I’m A Girl And I Matter!”

To register your group, click here.

Want to attend but don’t want to drive? Download our IDOTG Bus Route Schedule here.




SAVE THE DATE: Demoiselle 2 Femme and South Side Coalition on Urban Girls Host International Day of the Girl Rally

In 2012, the United Nation’s proclaimed October 11 as ”International Day of the Girl Child.” The day promotes girls human rights, highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world. (

Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP and the South Side Coalition on Urban Girls (SSCUG) is hosting a rally, Saturday, October 11, 2014 on Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Plaza in recognition of the United Nation’s declared “International Day of the Girl. Representatives from diverse teen girls’ organizations are being asked to participate AND select representatives (a teen girl and a woman) to address the audience and have girls provide entertainment during the 90-minute program. Speakers will include men and “successful women” in the areas of government, healthcare, education, media, business and industry and more.

DATE:                          Saturday, October 11, 2014

TIME:                          10:00am-Noon

WHO:                           Teen girls, men and women from all across the Chicagoland area

WHAT:                       Presentations by

-leading Chicago women in government, health, education, finance, community, media, corporate, etc.

-CBO women and teen girls


-Teen girl entertainment: poetry, dance, singing

For more information on how your organization can participate and make a difference, click here.