Happy International Day of The Girl! October 11th has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly to be the “International Day Of The Girl Child”. This is the second Day Of The Girl, as this day was recognized in honor of girls beginning on October 11th, 2012.
For millions of girls all around the world who don’t get equal rights for whatever reasons, this is your day! So many girls don’t get the right to an education, because other “priorities” such as marriage are forced upon them. Education can open up the doors to a wider understanding of the world around us, and this is our right. Celebrate the Day Of The Girl today, and hopefully one day girls everywhere will get the right to an education.
With an education, girls everywhere can become all they desire to be, they can be a scientist, judge, teacher, lawyer, doctor, and they can become leaders. They can make it to the other side of the gates of the White House.
I know that my children will get an education, and it won’t stop at just High School, as so many other girls’ educations do (if they are lucky enough to get that far). I will give them the gift, and their right to go to college.
Oh, by the way…..this day is also for women who may have suffered the lack of education in the past due to circumstances such as those described or for any other reasons not mentioned. Happy Day Of The Girl.
To find out more about Day Of The Girl, visit http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/
On October 11, 2012, people around the world will celebrate the first International Day of the Girl. The United Nations made the day official just last year, thanks in part to the advocacy efforts of Plan International USA.
In honor of the day, Plan is bringing female representatives from several of the countries where Because I Am a Girl projects are making a difference, thanks to your generous contributions to the cause. These young women will be in New York City for the first week of October, where they will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, and to have a high-level impact on the international effort to invest in girls’ rights and education.
Read a little about these extraordinary young women–and you’ll see why they were chosen to represent their country and community!
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