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Dakota Fanning to Light Empire State Building

 Save the Children has announced that actress and Artist Ambassador Dakota Fanning will light the world-famous Empire State Building red on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in a special ceremony celebrating International Day of the Girl.

Marked globally by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl is a designated day for communities and policymakers to discuss how to end discrimination against girls and create opportunities for girls to reach their full potential...


“Throughout the world, girls face higher rates of violence, poverty and discrimination... Save the Children is shining a light on girls...Together, we’ll do whatever it takes to empower the world’s girls so they can grow up healthy, educated and safe.”


-Carolyn Miles, president & CEO of Save the Children


By lighting the Empire State Building red, Save the Children aims to raise awareness of these issues and illuminate the need to educate and empower girls around the world...



“...New York holds a special place in my heart, and there’s really no better way to honor girls and bring attention to the obstacles they face worldwide than by lighting up one of the world’s most iconic landmarks.”

-Dakota Fanning


Too often, girls are barred from the opportunity to learn, forced into marriage or even trafficked – limiting their lives and risking their futures. Save the Children believes it is possible to build a world in which every girl survives, thrives and realizes her dreams... 

Save the Children believes that reaching girls is a critical component of ending early marriage, preventable maternal and child deaths and ensuring our collective future.


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