The United Nations has declared October 11, 2016 to be the International Day of the Girl. According to the UN, “The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis.”
“Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data, and using these data to inform key policy and program decisions, can we adequately measure and understand the opportunities and challenges girls face, and identify and track progress towards solutions to their most pressing problems.”
For more information, be sure to visit the United Nations site for International Day of the Girl.
This video details some of the specific challenges girls are facing and the impact of education for helping girls everywhere to realize their full potential.
You can also download the infographic: