Read AfG here: http://girlsrights.org/action-for-girls/
In this issue:
It’s Proclaimed! A Day for Girls: Please flag October 11, 2012 in your calendar. This is the date for the newly established UN International Day of the Girl, adopted by the General Assembly last December. Planning for 10.11.12 is underway to focus attention on the struggles that girls face and their potential power as change agents. All sorts of events are in the works from Plan International, LitWorld and other NGOs.
The State of the World’s Children 2012 – (UNICEF) Focuses on Urban Children: Over half of the world’s population, including one billion children, is living in cities and towns. By 2050 that number will increase to nearly 70%.
Girl Delegate Relates Experiences at CSW 56 - The United Nations 56th Commission on the Status of Women was the most enriching seven days of my life. Having turned eighteen just the day before, it was the best way to begin my life as an adult.
Girls’ Statement: 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: We the girl delegates of the 56th session on the Commission on the Status of Women hereby recognize the human rights of girls and stand to address the needs, experiences and concerns of girls both internationally and domestically. We stand to highlight the issues confronting rural girls such as sexual violence, access to education and health services.