Oct 13, 2020
Thanks for your patience over the past month while I have taken some time away from this podcast. While I’ve been on hiatus here, I’ve been focusing on my family, my mental and emotional health, and my business - including launching a brand new podcast that I think you’ll love. It’s called Iconic Women with Sarah Heeter (that’s me!) and it is a family friendly show with 2-3 episodes per week, focused on sharing the stories of women from three categories: women from history, women from today, and women under 30 - who have broken barriers, overcome obstacles, and/or redefined what it means to be a woman. Give it a listen, and let me know what you think by leaving a review!
UNICEF: International Day of the Girl 2020
It’s not too late to celebrate International Day of the Girl!
International Day of the Girl just passed on October 11.
Here’s some background on the day itself!
In 1995 at the World Conference on Women in Beijing countries unanimously adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing the rights of not only women but girls. The Beijing Declaration is the first to specifically call out girls’ rights.
On December 19, 2011, 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 fulfilment of their human rights.
DID YOU KNOW?
As adolescent girls worldwide assert their power as change-makers, International Day of the Girl 2020 will focus on their demands to:
Ways to get involved
UNICEF: The Impact of Coronavirus Public Health Crisis on the State of Girls and Families Around the World
UNICEF prioritizes five core programmatic and advocacy actions that recognize the public health, social and economic consequences of this pandemic:
Under UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children, every humanitarian response has gender equity at the core with a focus on: