An Afghan refugee girl and her sister stand at the doorway of their home in a slum, on the first International Day of the Girl Child, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday,

 

              An Afghan refugee girl and her sister stand at the doorway of their home in a slum, on the first International Day of the Girl Child, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday,
An Afghan refugee girl and her sister stand at the doorway of their home in a slum, on the first International Day of the Girl Child, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The UN has declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child. Girls face double discrimination due to their gender and age, and are the most marginalized and discriminated group across the globe. Writing on the doorway reads, "we have separate partition for women and children." (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)