|International Day of the Girl|
Do you know some of the major crises facing girls?
- By 2015, females will make up 64% of the world’s (adult) population who cannot read. (View PDF here.)
- Only 30% of girls in the world are enrolled in secondary school. (View PDF here.)
- One in 7 girls in developing countries marries before age 15.
To learn more about these and other crises, visit Day of the Girl website.
What can one person do? First, be aware and acknowledge existing individual and institutional barriers exist for the girl child in one's own country. Second, be knowledgeable with regard to international and national laws that deprogram gender bias and stereotypes. Last, with voice and action, promote greater gender equality.