October 11th, 2012 has been designated as the 1st International Day of the Girl Child by the United Nations General Assembly. “The day was established to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world.” Check out USAID’s page commemorating the day and providing links to the assorted USAID’S programs supporting the health and welfare of girls and young women around the world. This includes programs focusing on trafficking, child marriage and gender-based violence. You can also check out UN Women for articles and resources related to the day. And on Twitter: #dayofthegirl or #girlsday.
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