international day of the girl

Imagine not being able to go to school… just because you’re a girl. That happens all over the world, every day.

Imagine being a 14-year-old girl, shot for her beliefs and for speaking out against the Taliban. Imagine having your school bombed by militants because girls are being educated there. Watching your young daughter being forced into marriage or forced into prostitution. Having that young daughter die in childbirth soon after.

This is the reality facing girls – and their mothers – all over the world. WE are so so blessed in this country that so highly values its women.

These girls deserve better. To help, click on the image below, and you’ll find information written by Jennifer James, founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good. She has listed the three organizations that are organizing events for today. Follow the hashtag #DayOfTheGirl on Twitter.

 

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About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.