Since 2012, October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl.
The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
To celebrate our girls from the region we have compiled a few stories about girls doing great things.
Kiama Public School students win prize in Tech Girls challenge
Kiama Public School students have walked away from the Tech Girls Superhero Challenge with a win under their belts, taking out the Best Business Plan in the national competition.
Holly Wishart ready to ride winning wave
Gerringong’s Holly Wishart will put all her hard work and skills to the test later this month, when she competes in the world’s biggest pre-junior surf festival – the Hurley BL’s Blast Off.
Kiama girls benefit from Shine program
A Kiama High School program is seeking to help female students manage the various pressures of adolescence.
Kiama girls shining
Girls show fortitude in tough conditions at championships.
State hockey domination
Kiama High School girls' hockey team have made it back-to-back NSW titles after taking out the state finals at Narellan.
Students hit the big time
Eight Minnamurra Public School students had the thrill of their lives when they played rugby league in front of around 17,000 screaming fans at WIN Stadium.
Stewart girls fly for NSW
The Stewart sisters from Gerringong may have set some sort of family record after all three were selected in NSW hockey teams for upcoming events.