As the world celebrates the first International Day of the Girl on 10/11/12, GPI is dedicating the pages of its Newswire to stories about girls around the world. From drug use to teen pregnancy, these stories are meant to inform. But we see International Day of the Girl as a time to pause to celebrate progress too. So we have also featured stories about girls as changemakers, leaders, and visionaries. In partnership with the Girl Effect, GPI salutes girls everywhere.