11 October :International Day of the Girl Child

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A young girl sits in the shade, while her sister sleeps behind her, at an IDP camp in Baidoa for victims of a drought currently affecting Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

Girls before and after crises

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises.

This year, the International Day of the Girl(IDG) is being celebrated in a number of ways. Elizabeth Atukunda is an eleven-year-old schoolgirl in Uganda, was given the chance to shadow her country’s chief of police and see for herself what he does for a whole day. She was one of hundreds of girls taking part in the International Day of the Girl, which aims to promote equal opportunities for women in countries across the world. 

Source: 1. UN Website 

2. BBC 

Editorial Note: From Team Women Chapter, we wish the well being, safety and success of every girl across the globe on this occasion of the International Day of the Girl

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