523 million girls and women worldwide cannot read or write.
LitWorld’s Stand Up for Girls campaign mobilizes girls and boys, men and women, to advocate for every girl's right to tell her story to change the world. By learning to read, write and share their stories, girls understand that their words have the power to create monumental change.
Stand up with LitWorld on October 11th, the annual UN sanctioned International Day of the Girl, and join our community as we take action on behalf of all the world's girls so that they can build fierce, fearless futures, lit from within.
Stand Up for Girls began in 2011 as a worldwide rally in recognition of the then unofficial International Day of the Girl. This day reached thousands of girls with organized rallies across the globe, and as a result of the outpouring of support from organizations such as LitWorld, the United Nations officially sanctioned October 11 as the annual International Day of the Girl.