It's an important day. Girls matter. In many parts of the world, girls are disregarded, abused, trafficked, raped, mutilated, destroyed emotionally and physically.
I don't have a daughter, but I have little girls in my life.
I'm happy that a day like this exists, if for no other reason than to bring awareness to the issues affecting girls worldwide.
I long for a day where we don't hear about childhood abuse, violence, sexual crimes or the destruction of young girls self-esteem.
I plan to leave a legacy for the girls in my life, and the next generation, that tells them they can and will become anything and anyone they want to be. No matter their colour, hair type, size, culture...no matter what.
Will you take the pledge with me? To uplift, encourage and motivate the young girls in your life?
Here are some startling statistics that highlight the plight and issues facing young girls and women today. We need to improve as global citizens.
Let's be a blessing to our girls.
Find a young girl to mentor, volunteer to show her the way, speak life into her circumstances, be a positive role model and a voice of support.
You never know, you may be that one person who can save her life.
Picture Credit: Picnoi: Jason Sackey
Best to you,
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