• International Day of the Girl Child Conference,
    October 11, 2017
  • International Day of the Girl Child
    helps raise public awareness...
    We aim to draw attention
    to the educational challenges
    that girls face in Turkey
    and how education makes a difference
    in girls' lives.
  • Aydın Doğan Foundation
    offers a strong hand of support to girls!
  • Toward a beautiful future...
  • We have many reasons
    to be hopeful for the future.
  • Empowered Girls,
    Empowered Futures
  • With knowledge, care and love...
  • A special day not only for girls,
    but also for their families.
DATE
October 11, 2017
TOPIC
Girls as Social Change Agents
in the 21st Century
CONCEPT
"Empowered Girls, Empowered Future"
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 Child 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 Child, 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 Child 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 Child 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 "Empowered Girls, Empowered Future: Girls as Social Change Agents in the 21st Century" in cooperation with UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, which has been observed by the United Nations for the last five years.

The Conference, which will be held on October 11, 2017, aims to draw attention to the International Day of the Girl Child and raise awareness on the empowerment of girls.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
 
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • 09:00 - 09:30
  • Registration
  • 09:30 - 09:50
  • Opening Speeches
  • 09:50 - 10:10
  • Key Note Speaker
    Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite,
    Royal Academy of Science International Trust Vakfı (RASIT) Founder
  • 10:10 – 11:00
  • Setting the Vision for Transformative Education for Girls
  • 11:00 - 11:15
  • Coffee Break
  • 11:15 - 11:45
  • Youth Talk: Translating Competencies to Empowered Actions
  • 11:45 - 12:45
  • Women and Girls Breaking Barriers and Changing Societies
  • 12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch and Closing
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