There are some pretty sad statistics out there about the disparities between the lives of boys and girls; women and men. The World Bank reports that, in developing countries, an estimated 3.9 million women die unnecessarily each year. Many are never born because of preference given to boy children in some societies. So, it’s particularly inspiring to see the women around the world that do make it, and survive against incredible odds. As Beyoncé sang, “Who runs the world? Girls.” Here’s my tribute to the girls of the world in photos:
So, let’s hear it for the girls around the world and the girls that want to travel the world this International Women’s Day. Speaking of girls that want to travel the world, check out The Passport Party Project, one blogger’s mission to arm young girls with passports and empower them with a sense of wander. If you know a girl that wants to travel, get her started here. It just might change the world.