Mariane Pearl Reflects on Launch of International Girls' Day

Mariane Pearl, an internationally-known journalist, is a leading figure in the first-ever celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child. In an interview, the 45-year-old mother of one spotlights education as the most important goal. ...more

Raise Your Hand for Girls on October 11, 2012

October 11 has been declared the "International Day of the Girl,"and the launch of an international campaign called “Because I am A Girl” by the Plan, one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the world that works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty....more
How fitting and poignant this is, given what happened to Malala Yousafzai.  My hand is in the ...more