October 11, 2012 is the first official International Day of the Girl. On the eve of the Day of the Girl, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton convened a meeting with leaders in government and the private sector, including South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Chair of The Elders, to discuss their shared commitment to improving the lives of girls worldwide. Following the meeting, the Secretary announced new U.S. Government and private initiatives to prevent child marriage and promote girls’ education around the world. Watch the video below to hear Secretary Clinton’s remarks.
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland will be celebrating the International Day of the Girl on Saturday, October 13 at 2 pm at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center where attendees can learn from pioneers in Title IX, assuring sex equity in all areas of education, and interact with girls who are leading advocates, from the local to the international level to obtain fairness and equality for girls of all ages. Two GSCM Girl Scouts will give a talk about their Gold Award projects, which helped Burmese refugee children acclimate to life in America. The event is free, but reservations are required. Click here to learn more.