International Day of the  Girl Child

10 THINGS TO KNOW

Inception

Established by the United Nations in 2012, aiming to promote girls' rights and highlight gender inequality worldwide

Empowerment

Underscores the importance of empowering girls, providing them with equal opportunities, and addressing the challenges they encounter in various aspects of life

Education

Advocates for equal access to quality education, as educated girls tend to have better life prospects

Child Marriage

Aims to end this harmful practice, ensuring that girls have the right to choose when and whom to marry

Violence Prevention

Need to protect girls from all forms of violence, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse

Healthcare

Ensuring access to healthcare, including sexual and reproductive health services, is crucial for girls' well-being and development

Economic Empowerment

Promoting economic opportunities for girls helps break the cycle of poverty and improve their overall quality of life

Equal Rights

Girl Child Day underscores the importance of gender equality and that girls have the same rights as boys in all aspects of life

Advocacy

NGOs, governments, and individuals use this day to advocate for policies and programs that uplift girls and address gender disparities

Global Participation

People from all over the world participate in events, discussions, and initiatives to commemorate the day, making it a global movement for girls' rights