This year’s theme for UN’s ‘Day of the Girl Child‘ is an incredibly important issue: Empowering Adolescent Girls and Ending the Cycle of Violence.
“It’s a day when activists ramp up efforts to make the public aware of issues like child marriage, violence against girls and the lack of access to education. It’s also a time for activists to push world leaders to make commitments — financial or policy-wise — to end those problems,” reports NPR.
Coincidentally, this day coincides with the announcement that Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousafzai has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her incredible work advocating girl’s education rights. It was because if her campaigning that the Taliban shot the 17-year-old in the head two years ago. She is the first teenager to ever win this prize and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her!
It is people like Malala who are changing the world and making education more accessible for young people everywhere. Thank you Malala.
Watch the full acceptance speech below – simply incredible!