Beginning October 7th and culminating on October 11th – the day recognized by the United Nations as International Day of the Girl – several of AOL's brands will feature content to raise awareness for girls' education across the globe.


Photo Credit: A World at School 2013

International Day of the Girl was first formally recognized by the United Nations through partnership with Plan International on October 11th, 2012, to bring an end to child marriage and recognize girls' lack of rights around the world. This year, International Day of the Girl is strategically focusing its efforts on another crucial cause: girls' education. If girls and young women are provided the proper education they deserve, they'll be given the chance to build a better life and the ability to live independently.

AOL's brands have come together to promote one, cohesive message for a global cause. Each brand will offer a unique story in its category that sheds light on the importance of education in girls' lives and draws attention to areas across the world where girls lack the basic right to learn. Today, AOL Travel features several female authors writing letters to their younger selves, showing the power of travel in educating them in the ways of the world.

With each thoughtful story, AOL urges you to Raise Your Hand for girls' education with the goal of supporting Plan International's goal of surpassing one million hands raised.

Tune in to @AOLPR to read content from our various brands throughout the week, as they carry the torch for girls' education.


AOL and its family of brands supports Plan International and International Day of the Girl by Raising Its Hand for Girls' Education. More Information on Plan International and their initiatives here: http://plan-international.org/