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Girls Speak Out
11 Oct 2013 -  This year’s International Day of the Girl Child focused on "Innovating for Girls’ Education".
The Girls Speak Out is an event where girl activists from around the world had the opportunity to speak with governments and UN agencies about their work. They also identified how their work can be supported and elevated by governments and UN agencies.
A distinguished panel of respondents responded to each girl activist, and provided input and suggestions for possible future partnerships. ----------------------------------------------------------
SCRIPT: More girls in classrooms and better quality of learning for all children. That’s the message coming from United Nations officials, marking the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October. ‘Innovating for Girls’ Education is the theme of this year’s celebration. At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, girl activists had the opportunity to speak with governments and UN agencies about their work. They led a panel discussion about girls’ rights in various countries. “To achieve meaningful results, we need fresh solutions to girls’ education challenges and we must heed the voices of young people,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the International Day.
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