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Meghan Markle Video For International Day of the Girl 2019

Meghan Markle Has an Important Message For Girls: “Girls With Dreams Become Women With Vision”

On Oct. 11, the International Day of the Girl, Meghan Markle has shared an inspiring message for young girls via the official Sussex Royal Instagram account. A day that is observed globally, it was created by the United Nations to acknowledge the gender equality that exists worldwide — and "to celebrate and encourage girls to know their value and to support them in taking action to grow into the women they wish to be."

"Every girl has potential. She has promise. She has the right to learn, the right to be heard, the right to play, and to discover. The right to be exactly who she is," the Duchess of Sussex says in the video. "So, to each one of you — keep asking questions. Keep pushing forward. Keep shining brightly. Know your worth, and know that we are behind you every step of the way."

Meghan has long been an advocate for women's and girls rights. In the video, she shares a video of herself, aged 11, campaigning against a sexist advertisement, which was then changed. "If you see something that you don't like or are offended by on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people, and you can really make a difference for not just yourself, but a lot of other people," a young Meghan says in the clip.

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Watch the full video above, then catch up on the Duchess of Sussex's best speeches to date.

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