Acknowledging the exceptional and courageous leadership of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in advancing LGBT rights, the Task Force invited the secretary-general to address violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in his February 2014 address to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Later at the launch of the Olympics in Sochi, the secretary general specifically referenced the need to protect LGBT human rights declaring, “We must all raise our voices against attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people” and that “Hatred of any kind must have no place in the 21st century.”
Let's make sure that girls around the world have equal access to education.
International Day of the Girl is Friday, October 11!
Every year, International Day of the Girl raises awareness for goals to better girls’ lives by promoting and protecting gender equality. To commemorate International Day of the Girl, send a message to your Members of Congress asking them to champion equal access to education for all girls around the world by supporting H.R. 2153 – Keeping Girls in School Act.
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