Gavin Cepelak

Chief of Staff & Executive Vice President

Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress

The theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl (October 11, 2016) is Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls. The Sustainable Development Goals are explicit about the critical importance of gender equality, not only for the good of girls, but also for families, communities, and society at large.

We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight past stories we have published about progress that continues to be made in the areas of girls’ and women’s empowerment, reproductive health, and education. Take, for example, the top article in this lineup of our favorites written by IBM’s Gina Tesla about the partnership between the IBM Corporate Service Corps team and the Peace Corps to address challenges facing education in Ghana, particularly the barriers that are keeping girls out of classrooms.

Among myriad benefits, studies show that when we empower girls, economies grow, child mortality decreases, and household spending behaviors change in many positive ways. It’s clear that the future holds great promise in a world of gender parity.

Join the conversation around International Day of the Girl Child using the hashtag #dayofthegirl.

TWEET ME: [email protected] & @PeaceCorps Respond to Ghanaian Girls’ Call for Remote Access to Education #dayofthegirl

TWEET ME: .@Harpswell_Now empowers girls in #Cambodia w/ access to education #dayofthegirl

TWEET ME: Ending the Hesitation Towards Menstruation – keeping girls in school, free of shame, & healthy – #dayofthegirl

TWEET ME: Could Cervical Cancer Be the Next Polio? The quest to eradicate cervical cancer worldwide – #dayofthegirl

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