ATLANTA -- Every day, Atlanta’s international humanitarian organization, CARE, works to defeat poverty and achieve social justice. In October, CARE also stands in solidarity with girls around the world for the International Day of the Girl.

Designated in 2011 by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl promotes girls’ human rights, galvanizing enthusiasm for helping girls reach their full potential while also highlighting gender inequalities.

This Saturday, Oct. 1, Atlantans have the opportunity to learn and become advocates by participating in ‘Walk In Her Shoes.

CARE’s CEO Michelle Nunn sat down with 11Alive’s Melissa Long on Thursday to talk about ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ and CARE’s mission around the world.