Day of the Girl

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Telling Stories: The Power of Data in Narrating the Lives of Girls

Today, October 11th, marks the sixth International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated around the world to bring attention to the rights and well-being of girls. Every year, a global theme is set for the Day by UNICEF – and this year, that theme is

Remember the Forgotten Ones

On a brisk Sunday afternoon, I sat down with two true human rights advocates. These two women shared countless reasons why educating children particularly girls was important to the recovery and betterment of a nation. And why girls need quality education just as much as they

Girls Are Everyday Heroes

Originally published on The Huffington Post. When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a super hero. In my imagination, I would fly to remote places and use my strength to help other people. One of my favorite “super powers” was being invisible,

Why does menstruation matter?

Written by Ola Perczynska, Her Turn Program Manager, and Danielle Preiss, Her Turn Social Media Coordinator We used to call menstruating girls and women ‘untouchable,’” Sita, 12, told us after participating in a Her Turn workshop. In her community in rural Nepal, women and girls are traditionally

Why We Need an International Day of the Girl Child

I was lucky to be born into a time and a culture where being born a girl did not equate to being born into serving a life sentence. As  a young girl, I was enrolled in the best schools, taught math and science and not

International Day of the Girl Child – Roar for the Power of Girls!

11 October marks the International Day of the Girl Child, designated as such by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011. Last year, the Day was inaugurated under the theme of Ending Child Marriage. This year, the theme for the Day is “Innovating for

Educating girls: The Right Thing to Do, and the Smart Thing to Do

October 11th was declared the International Day of the Girl Child in December 2011 through UN General Assembly Resolution 66/170. The first celebration of the Day took place last year under the theme of child marriage. This year, for the second Day of the Girl, the

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