UN Briefing Day of the Girl: Education key to transforming lives

Oct. 11 marked the second annual Day of the Girl Child, established by the United Nations General Assembly as a response to the urgent problem of neglect and devaluation of girls around the world. The event is an opportunity to celebrate girls’ lives and power, to raise awareness of the challenges they continue to face, and to advance their opportunities through support and advocacy. For its second observance, the theme was “Innovating for Girls’ Education.”