Theaussiechallenge Post # 74 Albany

Day 95 46 days to go. Distance today 115km total 7385km. It’s 9pm Wednesday 10/10/2012 Albany. It’s so late o’clock so a short post tonight from downtown chilly Albany!!!!!! Rube and I finally got in at 5.45pm and I think it’s been the longest day for that distance so far. Hills and headwind and beautiful countryside. I grabbed a handful of pickies today to share when I get the next gallery downloaded. I was hoping it would be tomorrow before we left but instead I have to buy another tent!!! One of the grasshopper’s tent pole’s broke setting it up tonight WHAT THE…!!!! My partner’s chasing up a refund but in the meantime we’ll need to do some shopping before heading. It’s good timing that we’re in Albany as it’s a big dot town with lots of camping stores. I found one online that I think will have a good supply so we’ll check it out in the morning. Gives us a good chance to check out the town also yay!! I got an email from my big sfessie today letting us know that tomorrow is the First International Day of the Girl Child. So from two girl childs we wish all the chicks out there an awesome GO GIRL CHILD DAY for the 11/10/12. Here’s a copy of Katie’s email for your reading. Time for dinner and bed I’m shattered and Ruhbe’s already dribbling. Talk soon x

Hi Widdle XO
Tomorrow is the First „International Day of the Girl Child“ It`s been organized by the United Nations and Plan International (an international charity that I support)
Here`s a little more info in case you`d like to know a bit more.
YOU GO GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 11 is Day of the Girl!

International Day of the Girl
Why is it important?
Equal opportunity for girls is good for all of us. Girls throughout the world face higher rates of violence, poverty, discrimination. There is a growing recognition around the world that support for girls and their basic human rights is key for healthy communities. Improving girls’ lives has a ripple effect. What is good for them is good for all of us.

This international day will promote equal treatment and opportunities for girls around the world in areas such as law, nutrition, health care, education, training, and freedom from violence and abuse.
The United Nations has declared October 11 as ‘International Day of the Girl Child’, following an extensive campaign by Plan.

“By designating October 11th as Day of the Girl we are all agreeing to put a special focus on the rights of girls throughout the world. We know that in many countries girls get left behind in all areas of life from school to work and many are prevented from fulfilling their true potential by severe discrimination and prejudice,” said Plan Chief Executive Officer Nigel Chapman.

Many girls have been calling for a Day of the Girl – including Lil Shira, a young woman from Cameroon who was among a Plan-supported delegation of girls at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women earlier this year. “Girls are being neglected, marginalised, and discriminated in families and society. Most of the girls are ignorant about their rights. The Day of the Girl will make girls feel respected, recognised and their contributions valued in society,” she said.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, a long standing supporter of Plan’s Day of the Girl campaign, said: “I think the International Day of the Girl Child would be a great day for the issues of the girl child to be brought to light for media institutions, for government institutions, and for educational institutions to take the time to think: Girls are the future of the world and we definitely need a day dedicated to their issues.”

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