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Bustle: What Is International Day Of The Girl? This Holiday Recognizes How Hard It Is To Be A Girl In 2017

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Every year since 2012, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, to recognize how hard being a girl is even to this day.

The United Nations created the holiday, sometimes called International Day of the Girl Child, to celebrate the potential of the girls in different cultures around the world, and to highlight the threats, discrimination, and issues facing their well-being. Girls worldwide deserve better: better education, better survival rates, better protection from child marriage and sexual assault, better access to resources, better health outcomes, and a better future. It’s a very tall order considering some of the challenges afoot, but the UN and others are hopeful that Oct. 11 can be a rallying cry with which to empower girls worldwide.

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