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Grace Tame joins the #EmpowerMoves TikTok dance campaign for International Day of the Girl

Australian of the Year Grace Tame has performed a TikTok dance in support of a UN Women Australia campaign to empower young girls.

Hundreds of women have performed the #EmpowerMoves dance, which features basic self-defence moves choreographed into a routine to the tune of Good Things by Wafia.

Tame posted a video of herself doing the dance to her Instagram Story last week.

"UN Women Australia presents 'Empower Moves' dance that's also self-defence. Get yours on today (or just laugh at mine)," she captioned the post.

Australian of the Year Grace Tame (pictured) performed a TikTok dance in support of a UN Women campaign to empower young girls.

Australian of the Year Grace Tame (pictured) performed a TikTok dance in support of a UN Women campaign to empower young girls.

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UN Women Australia said the dance campaign "invites girls to celebrate International Day of the Girl by coming together on TikTok to show their voice in support of a strong and equal future for themselves".

International Day of the Girl is an international observance day declared by the United Nations, which took place on Monday, October 11 this year.

UN Women Australia CEO Simone Clarke said "the challenges girls face are unrelenting".

"Some [challenges] we could have never imagined, but they are resilient and deserve to celebrate their strength," she said.

"When the world is safe and equal for girls - we will dance for joy. Until then, girls can dance to be fierce, dance to be powerful, and dance to show their voice for the equality they deserve," she said.

The dance itself was choreographed by dancer Karla Mura (left) under the direction from Rita Matty (right) from women's self-defence workshop She Fights Back.

The dance itself was choreographed by dancer Karla Mura (left) under the direction from Rita Matty (right) from women's self-defence workshop She Fights Back.

The dance itself was choreographed by dancer Karla Mura under the direction from Rita Matty from women's self-defence workshop She Fights Back.

Meanwhile, the idea for the campaign came from creative agency The Monkeys.

The Monkeys Chief Creative Officer explained the #EmpowerMoves dance campaign is "is designed to be both uplifting and thought provoking".

"While the combination of dance and self-defence is by no means a solution to the wider problem, it's the beginning of an important cultural conversation for girls," she said.

"A positive step towards not only personal confidence, but a greater awareness of the larger societal issues many girls and women face every day."

Dancer Karla Mura demonstrates how to perform the #EmpowerMoves dance, which consists of self-defence techniques.

Dancer Karla Mura demonstrates how to perform the #EmpowerMoves dance, which consists of self-defence techniques.