GALLERY: International Day of the Girl

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Wednesday is International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to empower young ladies. The United Nations declared October 11 as the day to recognize the cause, with the mission “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”

Across the world, empowered girls are raising their voices to fight for their rights and protection in all contexts. They are working to end violence against women and girls, to recognize indigenous rights, and to build peaceful and cohesive communities.

Day of the Girl-US is the United States branch of the global Day of the Girl movement. You can participate by uploading a photo that speaks to this cause AND use the hashtag: #DayOfTheGirl on social media.

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