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Why Invest in Girls?

SOCAP Global October 10, 2014

Credits: UN Women/Phil Borges

Credits: UN Women/Phil Borges

Attention SOCAP community…October 11 is the International Day of the Girl! Just two years ago, the UN declared October 11 as the “International Day of the Girl Child” (IDGC) to raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world. It’s one day a year when activist groups come together to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.
The theme for this year is “Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence,” in recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering adolescent girls and of preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence they experience.
We will share important gender inequality facts and issues via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our goal is to spread awareness about the benefits of investing in girls to the SOCAP community. What is the business case for investing in girls? How can investing in young girls improve a country’s economic growth? What social benefits will these investments bring on a global scale? And most importantly, why girls? Girls are economic factors who can speed up development in their communities.

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