Not because men don't deserve recognition, but because this is a call to much-needed action: #dayofthegirl
We can create a world where girls have equal rights, access to education, healthcare, & the opportunity to live into her God-given potential.
As of today:
💗 There are 1.2 billion girls on the planet, and over 62 million of them have no access to education.
💗 Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18 - that’s 1 every 2 seconds. (So in the 30 seconds it’s taken you to read this, 5 girls under 18 are now married.)
💗 Child marriage usually means the end to a girl’s education, vocation and her right to make life choices.
💗 120 million girls around the globe have experienced sexual violence.
💗 Suicide is the leading cause of death for girls ages 10-19 globally.
Change is needed, and it must be created.
Thank you, Marie Forleo, for your guidance, wisdom, and leadership!