If October 1st and 2nd’s premiere of ‘Half the Sky’ pumped you up about all things women and girls you’re in luck, the celebration isn’t
over. October 11th is the very 1st ever United Nations International Day of the Girl. This day is intended to raise awareness, educate and generate discussion and action about advancing the lives of girls and highlighting opportunities.
The idea behind having an international day devoted to girls started at the 2011 UN General Assembly where the UN General Assembly Resolution on the International Day of the Girl Child was created. Since this resolution passed, organizations around the world focused on Organizations around the world, like School Girls Unite (an organization of young female students and leaders with a mind towards advancing the MDG) and Plan International (an organization focused on children’s development who’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ initiative inspired the UN resolution), have rallied…
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