Thursday October 11, 2012 marks the first ever International Day of the Girl! Plan International is participating in the movement with the Because I am a Girl campaign. 1 in 3 girls in the world are missing from classrooms – forced out by poverty, forced marriage and discrimination. Supporting girls is one of the single best investments to help end poverty – educate a girl and she’ll change the world.
The movement is a social one, as well. We want everyone to Raise Their Hand in support of girls using this Facebook app , or on www.raiseyourhandnow.com , and help us reach our target of 4 million people backing 4 million girls’ education
On the actual day of the girl, landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Niagra Falls and the London Eye will be lit up in pink in support of girls around the world.
Please check out Because I am a Girl now and raise your hand to support them! Let’s help them get 1 million hands raised by October 11th, 2012!!