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Did you know that today is International Day of the Girl? This is something that we at LPGM highlight daily in our efforts to celebrate, educate, and build up young girls and women around the globe so that they can become the leaders of tomorrow. We are proud to be positively impacting the lives of thousands of young girls and women in India and Guatemala each year, and we hope you’ll support us and celebrate with us – today and every day.

From President Obama’s recent proclamation of this day: “No matter where she lives, every girl on this planet deserves the chance to learn and grow, to develop her mind and her talents, and to live a life of her own choosing. Although we have made life significantly better for our daughters than it was for our mothers and grandmothers, in too many parts of the world, girls are still undervalued, disrespected, abused, and prevented from contributing to society. On International Day of the Girl, we recognize our obligation to lift up women and girls at home and abroad and to build a world where all girls feel safe and empowered in their classrooms, their communities, and their homes. — President Barack Obama

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