This day exists because there are roughly 1.1 billion girls living around the globe - 15 million of which marry before the age of 18 and 130 million of them - between the ages of 6-17 - do not have access to education. Today exists because every 10 minutes, an adolescent girl dies from violence. Today exists because there are an estimated 1,920,000 girls around the world who are victims of human trafficking. Today exists because girls matter. And there is no more time to waste.