Day of the Girl (Article)

Today marks the first ever International Day of the Girl, which is trying to raise awareness about girls issues all around the world. I admittedly don’t know much about this yet, but here are some interesting facts I read from the main Day of the Girl Website:

Only 30% of girls worldwide are enrolled in secondary school

One out of seven girls in developing countries are married before the age of 15

54% of 3rd-5th grade girls worry about their appearance, and 37% worry about their weight

For more facts and information about women’s rights, go to:

http://dayofthegirl.org/girls-issues/

And/or:

www.unwomen.org/2012/10/joint-statement-international-day-of-the-girl-child-2012/

Raising awareness is the first step in bringing about true change! Keep yourself informed!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s