This celebration was started by the United Nations in 2011 to “recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.”
The International Day of the Girl:
✊Focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face
✊Promotes girls’ empowerment
✊Works to protect and fulfill their human rights
Did you know?
Globally, the percentage of women graduates in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields is below 15% in over 66% of countries.
Did you also know?
“More than 1.1 billion girls are poised to take on the future. Every day, girls are breaking boundaries and barriers, tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, violence, climate justice, and inequitable access to healthcare. Girls are proving they are unstoppable.”
And we are here to lift them up and run forward *with* them!
🎉 Share Those Nerdy Girls with the nerdy girls in your life. (Find us also on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.) Please tell us in the comments which platforms they use so we can explore those options.)
🎉 Let them know about our question box.
🎉 Show them our bios so they can learn about the possibilities of joy, fulfillment, and their ability to make a difference in the world from the study of science!
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