October 11 is the official International Day of the Girl, which was officially declared by the UN to raise awareness for global gender inequality. To discuss more on challenges and opportunities to empower young girls to achieve their full potential the U.S. Department of State is holding a Google Plus Hangout today.
The International Day of the Girl day was made official two years ago, and it is a day when activist groups can come together to all reach the same goal to discuss, highlight and even take action to give young girls rights and opportunities, it has been marked as a movement.
The Google Hangout by the U.S. Department of State will be held today October 9 at 7:30 am EDT, where U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell and many girls from around the world will come together.
Discussing will probably cover some of the shocking facts, about 1 in 3 girls in the developing are married before they are 18, 250 million girls live in poverty and 62 million girls worldwide are out of school.
Those who have social media accounts will see the hashtag #DayOfTheGirl, if you do discuss this topic in Twitter, Facebook etc please use it with your tweet/post.
So far 120 people will be watching the hangout, 30 may possibly watch it with 52 still not responded – Are you going to be joining the International Day of the Girl 2014 Google Hangout?.
Please do visit these two websites whilst you wait for the Hangout to start – dayofthegirl.org and unicef.org.