International Day of the Girl: Duchess of Sussex continues to fight for Gender Equality

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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is continuing to fight for gender equality.

The Duchess of Sussex took to Instagram to share an important message on International Day of the Girl.

“Today is International #DayoftheGirl, a day observed globally and created by the United Nations to acknowledge the gender inequality that exists worldwide,” part of the royal’s post read. “Be it lack of access to education, stigma surrounding Menstrual Hygiene Management, forced child marriage, legal or medical inequality, or gender-based violence, there is a pressing need to support young women in their path to excellence. It is also a day to celebrate and encourage girls to know their value and to support them in taking action to grow into the women they wish to be.”

Meghan has championed gender equality for years. In fact, her work dates back long before her days as a royal. In her post, for instance, Meghan shared a video of a speech she gave to the United Nations back in 2015.

“It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision,” she said at the time.

She also shared a clip of an interview she gave at just 11 years old after she took a stand against the “sexist” language used in an Ivory dishwashing soap commercial and wrote a letter to Procter & Gamble calling for the spot to be changed, which it was.

“If you see something that you don’t like or are offended by on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people and you can really make a difference for not just yourself but for lots of other people,” a young Meghan said at the time.

Duchess of Sussex fights for girls’ rights