It was #DayoftheGirl. Here’s what happened.

Wednesday is International Day of the Girl, a United Nations initiative to promote empowerment among the planet’s 1.1 billion girls. Sure, progress has been made, but the U.N. points out that for girls across the globe, things are still dire. That’s why it was neat to learn today: 1. The Boy Scouts are finally letting girls sit at their table. 2. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to be a “better feminist” because humankind depends on it. 3. A new report found it pays — literally — to have women in leadership positions. Now to the next item, a reality-check on just how far women and girls have to go.

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