International Day of the Girl Child Recognizes Girls’ Rights and the Unique Challenges Girls Face Around the World
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On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Recently, at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson called on men and boys around the world to join the movement for gender equality.
Girl Scouts are known for the color green but with the unveiling of The Mary Kay healthy relationship patch yesterday, young women and girls across North Texas are learning more about what it means to be part of Mary Kay’s pink world.
Mary Kay’s initiative with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is part of the Don’t Look Away campaign and the company’s commitment to end domestic violence and promote healthy relationships.
The photos of girls outnumber those of boys as you scroll through the images of unsponsored children on our website, www.children.org. The reason for that imbalance can be found in the text of copious studies from esteemed organizations such as the United Nations, which cites that – worldwide – 33 million fewer girls than boys are in primary school. Or reports from the World Bank that note a child born to an uneducated mother is 50 percent more likely to die before age 5.
Walking through a Kolkata slum dodging stray animals and debris, I’m aware of being watched. Hundreds of eyes follow my every move. Inscrutable eyes; I’m not certain if they are pleased or angry, but they are curious. I’m curious, too.
I was so excited to learn that Mary Kay formed a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to promote entrepreneurship! It’s a great tie to the goals that the Girl Scouts have been teaching for the past 100 years and that Mary Kay has been sharing with woman around the globe for the last fifty.
Video on the Girl rising movie screening hosted by Intel in Delhi on June 18th ,2013. It showcases a discussion anchored by the Executive Editor of CNBC TV 18* Sheeren Bhan with the heads of the five NGOs in India that are supporting the cause of gender inequality and its challenges as well as the need for educating girls.