Thursday 11th October 2012, is the first ever United Nations International Day of the Girl.
The ‘Because I’m a Girl’ campaign run by Plan, one of the oldest and largest children’s development organisations in the world, has been instrumental in the United Nations establishing this day in order to highlight the need to make girls’ education a priority.
In many parts of the world society places a much lower priority on the education of girls than it does on the education of boys. Through poverty and gender discrimination many girls are denied the basic education that we take for granted.
The reality is though that through poverty, violence and discrimination, one in three girls is denied the education she’s entitled to.
Make this day a celebration, appreciate your daughters and the opportunities they have in life and spare a little time to acknowledge those girls who don’t have the chance to make choices in life. If you feel inclined visit Plan’s website and see how you can get involved.
The link I have provided here will take you to Plan Australia, however, you can also google Plan UK or Plan USA.