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First Lady Michelle Obama Champions Education on 'Day of the Girl'

Obama will host a conversation on Skype revolving around education accessibility for young women worldwide

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    Michelle Obama, center, hugs students at a local high school that she visited with Bun Rany, the first lady of Cambodia, second right, Saturday, March 21, 2015, on the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia as she promote the education initiative "Let Girls Learn." Obama will host a conversation on education accessibility today to mark the United Nations' International Day of the Girl.

    Michelle Obama will continue her advocacy for girls’ education by hosting a Skype discussion on the subject on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

    The conversation will revolve around challenges of accessibility in education faced by girls around the world. Glamour’s editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive is partnering with the first lady to host the event, which is part of the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl. Girls around the world are invited to participate by sharing their stories and goals on Skype and on Facebook Live.

    Obama has long been vocal about girls’ access to education. She and President Barack Obama started the worldwide “Let Girls Learn” initiative earlier this year, in an effort to increase awareness and ensure girls the right to an education.