With the decision taken by the member states of the United Nations, every October 11th is being celebrated as "International Day of the Girl Child" since 2012.
As an experienced foundation that positions its main activities in girls' education, we have been organizing a conference since October 11, 2015, to raise social awareness of this special day and to lay the groundwork for advocacy activities.
As the Aydın Doğan Foundation, we have been organizing the conference, in cooperation with UN Women, UNICEF, and UNFPA, since 2015.
Representatives of women's and children's rights in civil society, representatives of leading private sector organizations, UN representatives, academics from around the world and Turkey, role models from the arts and sports community come together and exchange ideas at the International Day of the Girl Child Conference; in topics such as girls' empowerment, removing the barriers girls face and their full access to human rights.
We are proud to show everyone the importance of girls being in the leading role for the future of society; by creating significant awareness news about the issue in the media every year.
*A total of 17 thousand people watched the conference which was made available online. Approximately 20 million people were reached with the news and posts about the conference.
The conference, organized by the Aydın Doğan Foundation since 2015 had, and continues to have, a significant impact on raising awareness.
There has been an increase of 909% in the news that has been made since 2015 for the International Day of the Girl Child.