From The United Nations:
On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
In recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering girls during adolescence and preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence they experience, the theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2014 is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.
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Here are resources on the Day:
Map: What Countries have the worst gender gap is from Slate.
Here’s the official UN site.
Girls do 160 million more hours of chores than boys is an ELL lesson from Breaking News English.
How are you marking International Day of the Girl? Share your stories is from The Guardian.
Here are more Day of the Girl resources, specifically for the United States.
5 Stories To Read For International Day Of The Girl is from NPR.
The 5 toughest places to be a girl is from CNN.