Today, October 11th, is the second annual celebration of the International Day of the Girl. There’s so much that I admire about this special day–that a group of girls and young women started the push to make if official, that folks in the development world are starting to understand the critical role girls play in unlocking world poverty, and that books and documentaries are now being made for young readers and viewers to get involved in the fight for universal access to education.
I wrote an article about the International Day of the Girl Child for the wonderful website A Mighty Girl, in which I discuss the importance of this day and how girls, and boys, and adults all over the world can celebrate and learn more.
To read the whole article, please visit A Mighty Girl. Happy Day of the Girl!