International Day of the Girl Child

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, as it was last October 11th. For the second year, the United Nations has designated a day to call attention to the plight of inequality that girls around the world face. Lack of education, child marriage, and unequal rights are just the beginning. Mental_floss has more in the article 6 Reasons Today is International Day of the Girl, with videos from various international entities that are working to help young women achieve their potential.

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