Girls Deserve the Chance to Reach Their Dreams

October 11, 2014 2:30 PM

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Girls Deserve the Chance to Reach Their Dreams

Wherever you go around the world, you will find young girls with big dreams. Girls like Fatima, who dreams of being a scientist, so that her name can live forever through her experiments. Girls like Simrah, who dreams of being an Olympic swimmer, because training as an athlete has taught her that "the only way for me is forward." Girls like Areeba, who dreams of becoming a diplomat, saying "If we believe in ourselves, everyone will believe in us."

Girls whose dreams -- and determination to pursue them -- reveal tremendous courage and resolve, in a world where seeking something better for themselves can literally put their lives at risk. Just as Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has inspired us all with her fortitude, there are girls i...

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