A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult.
source: The World Bank
This Friday marks the second ever International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to advancing the rights of girls around the world. As it says on the official Day of the Girl site, Day of the Girl is “bigger than one issue, one organization, one country, and even the day itself. It is a yearly reflection of what we’ve done and what we need to keep doing to fully achieve gender equality everywhere.”
There are so many ways to take part in International Day of the Girl. It’s all about getting involved, and that means everything from raising your own awareness to sharing the day’s mission with others to supporting related causes.
For example, you can donate to great educations supporting girls education, like She’s the First. You can purchase products made by women, or designed to support women and girls, like our A Brighter Future gift set, which donates to the Malala Fund.
And there’s tons of great, shareable media out there. Below are a few of the videos and essays we’ve enjoyed this week — from a round up of girls who are dreaming big to a brief, heart-warming video featuring pop star Katy Perry!
What have you been reading and watching in honor of Day of the Girl? We’d love to know — please share with us in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter!
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In the spirit of Women’s History Month, our thoughts are drawn to the many women who contribute to society in a myriad of ways while expecting nothing in return. They are hidden from view. Yet these women are transforming communities and making a positive difference in the world. They are unsung heroines.
March is about celebrating women… something we’re pretty excited about. There is so much to appreciate, so many barriers yet to topple, and so many amazing women to recognize for their accomplishments.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Every year we look forward to it, but here’s the thing. Ever since Eve Ensler started One Billion Rising as part of her V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls, we’ve felt conflicted about this holiday.