International Day

EiE Events on International Day of the Girl 2023

5 — 13 October 2023
International Day of the Girl Child. Photo of Girls © UNFPA Burkina Faso/Théo
Photo: © UNFPA Burkina Faso/Théo

October 11 is International Day of the Girl!

In celebration, many INEE partners have planned events to advocate for increased awareness of gender inequality in education and to promote gender-responsive education. Below are listed, in chronological order, a few events that are relevant to gender equity, girls’ education, and education in emergencies around International Day of the Girl. If you would like to include any additional events on this list, please reach out to


Thursday, 5 October 2023

Climate Change, Education, and Gender Perspectives on Protecting Future Generations
Malala Fund, Center for Global Development
Date & time: 5 October, 2023 at 4pm BST

This event, co-hosted by Malala Fund and the Center for Global Development, will highlight the links between education and climate change. Each year, millions of learners lose access to school due to climate- and environment-related events like extreme weather events and air pollution. Higher climate risks mean greater risks to education, through increased likelihood of internal displacement, food insecurity, damage to education infrastructure, and negative impacts on children’s health and wellbeing. This is especially true for girls, who are often the most affected by household measures to adapt. But despite their severity, these issues have not been at the heart of either education or climate debates, and their critical intersection is often overlooked. This leads to missed opportunities for evidence-based action and comprehensive solutions. How can education, especially for girls, be resilient to climate change? 

Register here.


Wednesday, 11 October 2023

Malala Fund, Center for Global Development
Date & time: 11 October, 2023 at 10am GMT-3 (Brasilia time)

On the International Day of the Girl, celebrated annually on October 11, UNESCO Brazil is holding an online meeting with education experts, scientists and inspiring girls to share their experiences and highlight the importance of encouraging participation in the so-called STEM areas from basic education onwards.

Watch the webinar here. 


Plan & Partner Events at the the Global Forum for Adolescents 
Plan International
Date & time: 11-12 October, 2023

Plan International GFA events flyer

Register here.


Thursday, 12 October 2023

Launching Mind the Gap 3: Equity and Inclusion in and through Girls’ Education in Crisis
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Date: 12 October at 9am EST, 1pm UTC

Flyer for the Mind the Gap 3 launch webinar

This virtual event will provide an overview of the context, purpose, key findings, and recommendations from the Mind the Gap 3 report and Closing the Gap 3 policy paper. This report summarizes progress, gaps, challenges and opportunities in improving education and training for girls and women affected by conflict and crisis. This report highlights the  following thematic areas: recruiting and retaining female teachers, girls with disabilities and gender-responsive inclusive education, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education in emergencies. The event will also feature reflections from youth activists from the Refugee Education Council. 

Register here. 


Thursday, 26 October 2023

Adaptation in Crisis: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings
Girl Center
Date & time: 26 October 2023, from 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT.

Adaptation in crisis webinar flyer

On October 26, 2023, the Population Council will convene a core group of practitioners, researchers, and supporters to hear from the those working on the ground to reach displaced adolescent girls with the critical knowledge, skills, and supports they need to claim their rights and persevere in high-stress settings. Speakers will discuss challenges of crafting evidence-based programs to lay the foundations of improved physical and community security, social participation, reproductive health, choice in marriage and childbearing, psychological well-being, and livelihoods engagement in dynamic and often regressive humanitarian settings. Experience in three distinct contexts will be shared from practitioners and researchers working with: Syrians living in refugee camps in South Beirut, Lebanon; Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh; and displaced Somalis in Wajir, Kenya. 

Register here.