Beyoncé shares new 'Freedom' video to mark International Day of the Girl

This is why it's important to celebrate International Day of the Girl

"Today is #DayoftheGirl. Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day", wrote Beyonce on Facebook.

Diplomatic missions in India have reaffirmed the strong commitment of their respective countries' to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and the advancement of their human rights. We recognize that the girls of today will tomorrow be leaders in every nation and every sector of the economy.

"No society will flourish and no peace agreement will be lasting without empowering girls in peacebuilding and reconstruction", said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Girl population of the world faces inequality in terms of educations, nutrition, equal opportunities, medical care and legal rights.

For many girls, the latter rings more true in their lives, as some of their basic rights have been either denied or taken away from them.

She said there were many challenges still facing girls in Ghana when they entered adolescent years but there was inadequate investment in addressing these challenges. "But millions of vulnerable girls will continue to be at risk unless child marriage is tackled head on", Helle Thorning-Schmidt, head of Save the Children, said in a statement.

The producers end by challenging viewers to aid in tackling a series of "global goals" by the year 2030: ending child marriage, putting all girls in school, ending the AIDS epidemic and ending all forms of violence toward girls.

She expressed her gratitude to the MoGC&SP which has been part of Plan International in leading this key project to help achieve the set goals.

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