International Day of the Girl

Friday October 12, when most of us college girls were more or less swamped with homework and midterms, hundreds of women descended to time square in celebration of this year’s International Day of Girl!! Here’s the scoop… Source

Hosts: Friday’s hosts were none other than Today’s Show’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

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This year's guest speaker was none other than Michelle Obama!

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The Former First lady touched on many vital issues concerning girls and women alike. Here's a couple of highlights.

  • Raise your Voice

Former FLOTUS explained how many women across the world are fed up with being undervalued and their voices fading into the background.

 

  • “Me Too” Movement:

When asked about this year’s events surrounding sexual assault she said, “I’m surprised at how much has changed, but how much has not changed, and I think that’s where the fire is coming from and enough is enough.” In addition, she believes this movement is paving the way for the next generation of girls.

  • She’s not giving up:

When asked why she chooses to continue engaging in politics and being a leader for the advancement of girls, Mrs. Obama replied by saying the commitment she made to young women during her time in the White House remains the same after and is fulfilling her promise through the Obama Foundation's, Global Girl Alliance.

 

Friday’s event ended with star studded performances by:

Jennifer Hudson

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Kelly Clarkson

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Meghan Trainor 

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Last but not least, always remember... 

"When they go low, we go high!"