International Day Of The Girl Child

The World Bank, for instance, points out that girls with education grow into women who "tend to be healthier, participate more in the formal labor market, earn higher incomes, have fewer children, marry at a later age, and enable better health care and education for their children, should they choose to become mothers". Various events are held across the world to promote the day and social media uses hashtag #dayofthegirl to track events and promote everything that has been happening during the Day of the Girl Child. It aims to raise awareness about the challenges faced by girls across the world including domestic violence, discrimination and child marriage.

From inequality in secondary school education and gender-based violence to child marriage and trafficking, there's still such a very long way to go until young girls' human rights are fulfilled. In honour of the International Day of The Girl Child, we would be hosting TEENAGE GIRLS and instill in them the power of unleashing potentials against all odds. "They are working to end violence against women and girls, to recognize indigenous rights, and to build peaceful and cohesive communities". a statement from the UN Women website on the day reads.

"Education for girls is one of the best strategies for protecting girls against child marriage", Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day.

This year's theme- is "Girls' Progress = Goals Progress: What Counts for Girls", is indeed timely.

According to PLAN Cameroon, urgent action is needed to prevent thousands of girls from being forced into marriage in the next decade. The event highlighted all local organisations throughout Pakistan that receive the Small Grants and Ambassador's Fund Programme (SGAFP) to improve the lives of girls in the country.

Even today, selective abortions and female infanticide are practiced in many parts of Asia. This leads to discontinued education and unwanted pregnancy. It's International Day of the Girl, a day set up by the United Nations in 2011 that focuses on the girl as a child with her potential to do anything she strives to achieve in life.

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