Cievents is calling on the Australian events industry to join forces and celebrate 2020’s International Day of the Girl.
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl, aiming to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
To help inform, inspire and raise funds to assist in making change for the better, Cievents is hosting a hybrid event to celebrate International Day of the Girl, with a fantastic line up of guests hosted by TV personality and journalist Shelly Horton.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to Cievents’ global charity partner SolarBuddy to support school girls on Tanna Island in Vanuatu.
“We are passionate about supporting International Day of The Girl, as we believe that equality starts with educating girls,” said Natalie Simmons, global general manager of Cievents.
“Around the world today there are an estimated 132 million girls out of school, including 34.3 million in primary school age and 67.4 million in upper secondary school. Yet, it has also been proven that without educating girls we cannot solve any of the poverty issues faced in the world today.”
“Investing in girl’s education transforms communities and the world, and through events like these, we will start to shift the conversation from dealing with the symptoms to addressing and raising awareness at the grassroots level.”
This hybrid event will be held on Wednesday 14 October at the Hyatt Regency Sydney, and you can choose to attend online or in person. Included in the ticket price is the cost of a SolarBuddy light, which will be distributed to a girl living in energy poverty in Vanuatu, enabling her to study after sundown.
International Day of the Girl is a COVIDSafe event, and seats are limited. You can book your ticket here.
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