Happy International Day of the Girl Child everyone! On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. For its second annual observance, this year’s theme is “Innovating for Girls Education.” As you can see from the infographic  to the right from MDGMomentum, we have achieved MDG #3, equality in primary education enrollment rates between girls and boys. Yet, as we development a post-2015 development agenda, we still have lots of work to do, like improving the equality of primary education and increasing enrollment in secondary schools.

Be sure to check out this great video below of girls discussing their own efforts advance the rights of girls in their local communities.