4 ways to help girls around the world achieve their dreams
Millions of girls around the world simply don’t have the same opportunities to succeed and thrive as boys.
There are too many reasons why girls are held back from reaching their full potential, but some of the unique challenges they face include poor education funding, limited access to menstrual supplies, and difficulty obtaining and using mobile phones and other digital technologies.
International Day of the Girl, an annual event held on Oct. 11, is a United Nations initiative designed to raise awareness of these problems while also promoting girls’ empowerment and human rights.
This year, the UN is focusing on ensuring that girls develop the skills they need to be employable in the ever-changing, technology-driven labor market. Almost 1 billion girls and young women lack such skills, according to the Malala Fund’s latest report. Read more…More about Education, Activism, Girls, International Day Of The Girl, and Social Good