MP highlights world girl day

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LIVINGSTON Labour MP Graeme Morrice is leading Westminster’s recognition of the first UN International Day of the Girl tomorrow, which highlights the importance of girls’ education in reducing poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

He has tabled a motion in the Commons highlighting that 70 per cent of those living in poverty worldwide are female.

Landmarks such as the London Eye and New York’s Empire State Building are being lit up pink and white to mark the day.