October 11 is the [url=http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/][b]International Day of the Girl[/b][/url]; more importantly, it is a day for us to highlight, discuss, celebrate and ultimately advance girls' lives and opportunities across the globe.
2013's theme is [url=http://dayofthegirl.org/][b]Innovating in Girls' Education[/b][/url]. The UN notes that "The fulfillment of girls' right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is also overwhelming evidence that girls' education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves: it is the one consistent positive determinant of practically every desired development outcome, from reductions in mortality and fertility, to poverty reduction and equitable growth, to social norm change and democratization."
This week, we canvassed the views of over 20 members of the Givology Team and asked them what girls' education means to them. Check out the video below!
[b]Contributors[/b]: Jennifer Q. Chen, Joyce Meng, Min Fang, Liza Rafael, Miranda Lee, Genna Weiss, Prashanth Srinivasan, Vikram Dhindsa, Liu Jiang, Megan Foo, Abby Chernin, Jummy Atanda, Chabely Ignacio, Krishna Tejani, Alyssa Famolari, Tanaye White, Sitian Zhang, Allison Zaucha, Katy Ma and more!
[b]Compilation done by[/b]: Givology Hong Kong Chapter (President: Megan Foo)
To learn more about the theme of girls' education, feel free to read our [b]series of blog posts[/b] dedicated to girls' education:
Megan Foo's Blog
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