Today is International Day of the Girl, a day created by the United Nations and managed by UNICEF in 2011 to call attention to the plight of the 62 million girls world wide who are uneducated and not given an opportunity to go to school.
Today, it has spurred several different movements and hashtags, as NPR, notes.
“Each hashtag represents a project or nonprofit group that works to improve the lives of adolescent girls,” a piece written today notes.
Check out NPR’s roundup and analysis on the effectiveness of so many hashtags spawned from one movement and the efficacy of hashtag activism.
Here are some images and Instagram shares from the day we curated :
Finally! Happy International Day of the Girl everyone! Celebrate yourself girls– your sisters, daughters, cousins and any girl in your life today! Think about all the millions of girls worldwide with so much potential but not even the basic human rights! Given a chance, girls can change the world! Join me here: www.tonigarrn.com/plan #bebold4girls #dayofthegirl #biaag
Happy International #DayoftheGirl Child! On Friday, we wrote letters to girls in Madagascar after being connected through a Peace Corps Madagascar volunteer. We are so excited to celebrate this day with girls around the world! In the words of President Obama: “Every child is precious. Every girl is precious. Every girl deserves an education.” #LetGirlsLearn #IDG2015 #GirlsInc #peacecorps #62milliongirls #girlhero #girlempowerment
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