Commemoration of the International Day of the Girl

Ambassador Luis Arreaga and his wife Mary Arreaga shared on the International Day of the Girl with girls from the Protection Center El Refugio de la Niñez, a project supported by USAID Guatemala as part of our commitment in the fight against Human Trafficking and the full protection of girls. On this day we reaffirm our support for the defense of girls’ rights and recognize that efforts are needed to eradicate the exceptional problems they face throughout the world.

We commemorate the International Day of the Girl recognizing the important work of El Refugio Niñez in protecting the Human Rights of girls and encouraging initiatives that provide them with comprehensive attention and opportunities for prosperity. Investing in and protecting girls translates into lower child mortality, healthier communities, higher productivity, stronger economies, more inclusive governments and more lasting peace.