October 11th, “Day of the Girl”

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“In recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering girls during adolescence and preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence they experience, the theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2014 is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.” -United Nations

(Full text: http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/)

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“In every community across the globe, girls and women should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve their full potential. All nations have a responsibility to protect the basic human rights of all people, and when they do — when girls and women are fully valued as equal participants in a country’s politics and economy — societies are more likely to succeed.” 

“We cannot allow violence to snuff out the aspirations of young women in America, and we must not accept it anywhere in the world. Today, we resolve to do more than simply shine a light on inequality.” -Barack Obama

(Full text: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/10/presidential-proclamation-international-day-girl-2014)


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One thought on “October 11th, “Day of the Girl”

  1. lexismanzara says:

    Yay I love it, go UN!

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