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A Meaningful Day for Girls

As a result of advocacy efforts from Turkey, Canada and Peru, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl to end discrimination against girls and to fully and effectively ensure the human rights of girls.

The purpose of the International Day of the Girl, which has been observed annually since 2012, matches the goals and activities of Aydın Doğan Foundation. Therefore, we are proudly hosting the International Day of the Girl Conference to raise public awareness about this matter and to form the basis of the Foundation's activities.

The Aim of the International Day of the Girl Conference

Fully aware of their corporate social responsibilities, Doğan Group and Aydın Doğan Foundation advocate for gender equality in society and to this end have undertaken important initiatives to empower women educationally and socially.

At Aydın Doğan Foundation, we are conducting a series of programs to empower girls and to achieve gender equality. For example, we are organizing the conference titled “Girls Rebuilding the Future” in cooperation with UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA to celebrate the International Day of the Girl, which has been observed by the United Nations for the last eleven years.

The Conference, which will be held on October 11, 2023, aims to draw attention to the International Day of the Girl and raise awareness on the empowerment of girls.

Conference Programme

  • International Day of the Girl
    11 October 2023
  • Theme: “Girls Rebuilding the Future”
  • 13:15-13:35Opening
  • 13:35-13:40Film: “Voice of the Youth for Egalitarian Reconstruction”
  • 13:41-14:20Welcome SessionArzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ
    Aydın Doğan Foundation President
    Paolo Marchi
    UNICEF Representative a.i. to Türkiye
    Hassan Mohtashami
    UNFPA Representative in Türkiye
    Asya Varbanova
    UN Women Türkiye Country Director
  • 14:21-14:30Youth Statement
  • 14:30-14:45Coffee Break
  • 14:46-15:40Session with Inspiring Women and Youth
  • 15:40-15:45Closing