International Day Of The GIRL


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About International Day Of The GIRL

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and forced child marriage. The celebration of the day also "reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning and research." The Day of Girls helps raise awareness not only of the issues that girls face, but also of what is likely to happen when those problems are solved. For example, educating girls helps reduce the rate of child marriage, disease and helps strengthen the economy by helping girls have access to higher paying jobs. Each year's Day of Girls has a theme; the first was "ending child marriage", the second in 2013, was "innovating for girls' education", the third in 2014, was "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence," and the fourth in 2015, was "The Power of Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030." The 2016 theme was "Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls," the 2017 theme was "EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises," and the theme for 2018 was “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force.” For this year’s International Day of the Girl, the theme is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable,”. #dayofthegirl #GenerationEquality