International Day of the Girl 2017: 9 Inspiring Quotes by Strong Women

The day is designed to empower women and address women issues

It’s International Day of the Girl 2017 today.

International Day of the Girl
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Wednesday, Oct. 11 marks a day in which we honor and empower women through words and action. We focus on the problems that women face and battle them, while also promoting their human rights.

The day is one to strive for equality in all people by having an equal standard of morals, valuing women as much as one values men. Their role in society is equal, and we have created a gallery to honor them.

Over the next few slides, check out these nine quotes we found to empower the women of the world on this International Day of the Girl.

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  • “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” -Elizabeth Taylor
  • “I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” -Mary Wollstonecraft

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International Day of the Girl
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  • “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” -Jane Austen
  • “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”  -Malala Yousafzai

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  • “To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” -Hillary Clinton
  • “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” –Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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International Day of the Girl
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  • “I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.” –Princess Diana
  • “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you would threaten the man.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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  • “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” -G.D. Anderson

 


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