October 11, 2012 at 17:34 PM EDT
Celebrating the Power of Girls
The White House is proud to join the world community in marking the first-ever International Day of the Girl and has released a statement which can be found here .  Every year, on October 11, countries around the world will honor the importance of empowering girls so that they can reach their full potential. Yesterday Secretary Clinton, along with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, spoke to a group of about 200 Girl Scouts at the State Department about raising the status of girls around the world. Secretary Clinton announced new US Government and private sector initiatives to prevent child marriage and promote girls education. President Barack Obama congratulates Google Science Fair winners, from left, Naomi Shah, Shree Bose, and Lauren Hodge in the Oval Office, Oct. 3, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) read more
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