International Day of the Girl Child

On October 11, 2012 we recognize girls around the world on the first-ever International Day of the Girl Child, officially endorsed by UN Women, UNFPA, and UNICEF, among others. The day "seeks to bring global awareness to the often difficult plight of girls in developing countries, advocate for girls' rights, and push for greater gender equality for voiceless girls the world over." (Gates Foundation) This year's theme: Letting girls be girls, not child brides.

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