In 2012, the International Day of the Girl campaign was adopted by the UN to highlight the need for greater education, medical care and legal right for young women in developing countries. “According to UNICEF, 600 million adolescent girls will start work in the next decade and 90 per cent of those living in developing countries will go into informal roles where abuse and exploitation are rife.”
Every year has a theme and this year’s theme is “With Her: A Skilled Workforce” marking the beginning of a year long effort to advance female entrepreneurship and provide young women across the world with tools they need to carve their own professional paths.
Of course, every day is the day of the girl child for us as we use our platform to support you in preparing your daughter to enter a world of work that is being transformed by innovation and automation.
For the many girls to whom basic education is a luxury, your activism on their behalf and your monetary support to activist organization can go a long way. Here are a few doing good work that could use your support: Malala Fund, Girls Not Brides and Camfed.