International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

The International Day of the Girl Child, which kicks-off on October 11th each year, is a global initiative aimed at highlighting and addressing the challenges girls face while advocating for their rights and empowerment. Founded by the UN in 2011, it underscores the need for equality, education, and greater opportunities for girls around the world. The bottom line? Simple: To tackle gender-based discrimination and promote the wellbeing of young girls everywhere.


Every day, girls around the world shatter the shackles of stereotype and exclusion; as dreamers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and trailblazers. So this day also celebrates their triumphs, as well as their struggles. There’s a big focus on empowerment, like: better access to education, healthcare, and legal rights. And the whole day is marked with educational events, awareness campaigns, and community activities which aim to create a more inclusive and equitable world for girls.


Relevant Hashtags: 
#DayOfTheGirl #GirlsEmpowerment #GenderEquality


Learn More: www.un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day

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