Mark Your Calendar: Oct 11 is now International Day of the Girl

It’s Official: October 11th will now be known as International Day of the Girl

As a much needed holiday gift, U.N. policy makers recognized October 11th as a day to realize the difference girls make in their families, communities, and countries. Accord to Nigel Chapmen, CEO of Plan International, girls are at a huge disadvantage simply because of their gender. The creation of a day that recognizes the importance of respecting, educating, and empowering girls will help put a focus on girls’ rights to equality.

We at CKi look forward to celebrating this day to recognize and benefit the most vulnerable citizens of the world: girls.

To read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/12/25/International-Day-of-the-Girl-Child-agreed/UPI-68491324869817/?spt=hs&or=hn

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