UN International Day of the Girl

Oct 11th 2019 – Today is the United Nations’ “International Day of the Girl”.  Our “Loreto Women of the World” group has shared this insight into what this is all about …

The theme for 2019 is “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable”.  The aim of this day is to highlight and address the needs girls have and the challenges they face, whilst also promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

There are 1.1 billion girls in the world, and every one of them deserves equal opportunities for a better future. They are a source of energy, power and creativity. They can drive change and help build a better future for all. Yet, many girls face disadvantage and discrimination on a daily basis:

– 650 million girls and women around the world today were married as children.

– 200 million girls and women have undergone FGM.

– 21 million girls aged 15 to 19 years will become pregnant in developing regions.

The WoW Reps have chosen four girls who are making a positive impact on the world.  Click on each image to enlarge the details: