Two strong and influential females in Australia have already thrown their support behind the initiative.
Grace Tame, a 26-year-old activist named Australian Of The Year in 2021 and an advocate for survivors of sexual assault marked the day alongside UN Women Australia by sharing a TikTok dance known as #EmpowerMoves. The choreography, which has been recreated across the country and beyond is based off a series of basic self-defence moves.
Meanwhile former Prime Minister Julia Gillard also joined in social media support for the day.
Sharing a throwback picture of herself as a child, the 60-year-old wrote: "As part of International Day of the Girl on Oct 11, I’m reflecting on the advice I would give my younger self (pictured here!)."
She then shared a quote: "'The only way you will know what you are capable of achieving is by trying, and sometimes failing, but then trying again. As you move through life, not everyone will like you, or what you are trying to achieve, but that’s okay. Nurture a strong sense of self, and a clear purpose for what you are doing, and doors you never imagined possible will open.'"
What can you do to show you support on International Day Of The Girl Child?
Whether it's sharing an Instagram post like Julia or a TikTok dance like Grace, the best way to make an impact, even for one person, on the day is to help to make others aware of it, and what it's theme is.
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