In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly officially declared October 11th the International Day of the Girl Child, "to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world."
One of these unique challenges is the obstacles many girls in developing nations face in getting an education. As recently as July 2016, it was estimated that there were 130 million school age girls across the world receiving no formal education.
But as the clip below states, girls aren't the problem; girls are problem solvers.
Educating girls has proven to be a powerful tool to in breaking cycles of poverty, lowering rates of violence, and increasing the health and stability of communities everywhere. When girls thrive, we all thrive.
Take a minute and check out this clip from the documentary Girl Rising (which is available on Netflix!) and let us know what you think.