International Day of the Girl Child 2015


Today is International Day of the Girl Child. October 11 is a day to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
"The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing our vision of a life of dignity for all."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

This infographic only touches on some of the many issues faced by girls and women around the world. If you want to learn more I would highly recommend the film Girl Rising.

Until next time,


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