Michelle Obama Announces Program for Girls Around the World
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More than 98 million of the world's adolescent girls do not go to school.
On Thursday, former American first lady Michelle Obama announced a new program to help empower girls through education.
The program is called the Global Girls Alliance. It plans to support more than 1,500 local organizations that are already working to educate their community's girls. The effort will include social fundraising.
Obama said Thursday on NBC's Today Show, "When you educate a girl, you educate a family, a community, a country."
She said her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, are "some of the reasons why this issue means so much" to her.
Her announcement came on International Day of the Girl. The United Nations has marked the Day of the Girl on October 11 since 2002.
The hashtag #DayoftheGirl became a top trending topic worldwide on Thursday. Michelle Obama and her program did, as well.
The UN chose this year's theme to be "With Her: A Skilled GirlForce." It explained that more than 600 million young girls will enter the workforce in the next 10 years. More than 90 percent of them live in developing countries where "low or no pay, abuse and exploitation are common."
The UN says the 2018 Day of the Girl marks the start of a yearlong effort to provide girls more chances to gain the skills they need to find better jobs.
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1.go to school 上学
Everyday I go to school with her.
2.trending topic 热门话题
We see that equity-based crowdfunding is a trending topic in many countries – not only in Europe.
3.developing countries 发展中国家
The developing countries share the same fundamental interests.
4.as well 也
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5.She said her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, are "some of the reasons why this issue means so much" to her.
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This award means so much to me.
It takes so little effort, yet it means so much.
6.The UN says the 2018 Day of the Girl marks the start of a yearlong effort to provide girls more chances to gain the skills they need to find better jobs.
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该项目被称为“全球女童联盟” 。它计划支持1500多个当地组织，这些组织致力于教育他们社区里的女孩 。该项目将包括社会募捐 。
米歇尔是在“国际女童日”当天宣布这一消息的 。自2002年以来，联合国一直将10月11日定为“国际女童日” 。
周四，“国际女童日”的话题标签成为网络热门话题 。米歇尔和她发起的项目也成为人们热议的话题 。
联合国今年“国际女童日”的主题为“与她同行：助女童培养工作技能” 。该机构解释称，未来10年将有6亿多年轻女孩进入就业市场 。在这些人中，超过90%的女孩生活在“低薪或无薪、虐待和剥削问题很普遍”的发展中国家 。