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Michelle Obama 2016: First Lady Champions Education For Girls


"We know that legal and cultural change is possible because we've seen it in countries around the world, including our own," says First Lady Michelle Obama during a global conversation about girls' education.

According to a recent USAID study, more than 62 million girls around the world do not have access to education.

The First Lady is taking a break from her support from Hillary Clinton on her presidential campaign. There is something important that she has to take care of and that is to talk about girls' education. Partnering with Glamour's editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, they hold an international Skype discussion.

Girls are facing challenges in order to gain access education. According to NBC News, the event coincides with the United Nation's International Day of the Girl.

The event encourages women and young girls around the world to share their challenges and experiences on social media platforms such as Facebook Live and even on Skype.

And because 62 million girls around the world do not have access to education, Michelle Obama and her husband, President Barack Obama, launches "Let Girls Learn." This initiative raises awareness regarding teenage girls getting much needed access to an education. This ensures them a right to an education.

Last year, Mrs. Obama challenges nations to end cultural beliefs that prevent girls from accessing education. She uses America as an example. A century ago, women in the U.S could not even vote. And to make it possible, everyone - men and women, young and old - " stood up to change these practices," says the First Lady.

She knows change is possible. Celebrities and personalities, and even notable authorities in different industries are calling for change. Discussions on Gender Diversity is already being discussed which calls for a different culture and treatment in the workplace, as well as inspiring young women to aim for a career in the STEM field.

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