International Day of the Girl

Girls at school.

Happy International Day of the Girl!

The International Day of the Girl Child was founded by the United Nations in 2012 to commemorate girls’ rights and the unique challenges of girls around the world. From the UN Resolution:

“Recognizing that empowerment of and investment in girls, which are critical for economic growth, the achievement of all Millennium Development Goals, including the eradication of poverty and extreme poverty, as well as the meaningful participation of girls in decisions that affect them, are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights, and recognizing also that empowering girls requires their active participation in decision-making processes and the active support and engagement of their parents, legal guardians, families and care providers, as well as boys and men and the wider community.”

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