10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...
"Moments of Voice for Malala"
Malala Yousafzai, a fifteen year old Pakistani blogger, has been using her voice to advocate for girls’ education for years. In an attempt to silence her, Taliban gunmen stormed her school van in October 2012 and shot her in the head.
Millions have been inspired by the bravery of this fifteen year old girl, who had the courage to be a voice for change and human rights in the face of harassment, threats, and violence. To honor her, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools called for a “moment of voice,” rather than a “moment of silence.” See girls from around the world respond and speak out on why girls’ education is important to them.