Happy International Day of the Girl ladies! Incase you didn’t know, this international holiday was actually established five years ago by the United Nations. What’s awesome about this holiday is that it opens up the conversation to create awareness for girls globally to deserve equal opportunities. Girls all over the world are currently living in nations where rights are not being granted and they are in need of strength, creativity, and power.
In some countries females are not seen as equals and unfortunately it has led to pain and mistreatment for millions of girls that have been left unreported or acknowledged. According to unwomen.org, “Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence..Adolescent girls in conflict zones are 90 per cent more likely to be out of school when compared to girls in conflict-free countries, compromising their future prospects for work and financial independence as adults.” Living in a first world country, it is difficult to imagine that such a vast percentage of girls in the rest of the world are left being uneducated and physically harmed.
Women are now fighting for their human rights and it is time for young girls to be recognized as the powerful beings that they are and they very much capable of achieving greatness! This holiday also shines a light on girls who may be suffering during or after a crisis and how their voices deserve to be heard. It also draws attention to violence against women and girls, and efforts towards peaceful communities.