Celebrating its second year, the International Day of the Girl Child focuses its advocacy efforts on lifting up the most marginalized group in the world. This year, the theme is girls' education. Around the world, 57 million children are currently not in school, which is a devastating fact with far-reaching effects.
By improving access for girls to go to school, we're not just sharpening young minds -- we're concurrently reducing mortality and poverty rates and creating a more democratic world for girls everywhere.
Below, check out why International Day of the Girl Child matters and be reminded as to why you're a lucky girl.