International Day of the Girl – October 11

October 11 is marked as International Day of the Girl.  This has been marked every year since 2012.  According to the UN site that promotes the International Day of the Girl, the day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

On the night of 14 April 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped at a government boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria.  This sparked one of the biggest social media campaigns #BringBackOurGirls  at the time.

Some managed to escape, some have been released over the course of the years that followed.  There are  still 100 girls still missing.  The plight of these still…

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