Saturday, October 11, 2014

Day of The Girl!

Today is the International Day of The Girl Child!   How fitting that we should just this week have had news of Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize for her activism on behalf of education for girls!  Here is what the United Nations has to say about investing in girls:

"Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights”
-United Nations Resolution 66/170.

Here are some links to organizations and campaigns in which you can get involved in helping girls reach their full potential both here at home and n the wider world:

Ban Bossy:

Girl Scouts (The State of Girls Reports):

 Girl Effect: 

Girl Up:

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts: .

Do something for girls today.  For tomorrow.

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