International Day of Girl Child – Oct 11

Every year on October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child is observed. It is a day dedicated to empowering girls and elevating their voices. International Day of the Girl Child recognises the value, strength, and potential of young girls by promoting the expansion of their opportunities, much like its adult counterpart, International Women’s Day, which is observed on March 8. Additionally, this day is set aside to combat issues such as child marriage, inadequate educational career options, violence, and unequal treatment that affect young girls globally.

The appropriately named “Day of the Girl Child,” as it is also called, will have the theme of “Digital generation. Our generation” this year. It offers a forum for understanding the challenges girls face online for the entire world. There are 2.2 billion people below the age of 25, mostly girls, who do not have access to the internet. This day aims to celebrate how girls fare in comparison to how boys are viewed in many cultures, where men generally have better access to opportunities and education. These statistics, which compare the unemployment, education, and training rates of boys and girls globally, show that one in four girls is unemployed, illiterate, or untrained.

International Day of Girl Child: History

As a part of the global non-governmental organisation Plan International’s “Because I am a Girl” campaign, International Day of the Girl Child was established. A non-governmental organisation called Plan International operates in about 70 different nations. In 2007, it was the driving force behind the campaign that sought to raise awareness about the importance of fostering girls everywhere, but especially in developing nations where conditions are worse. The goal of the campaign was to support girls, especially those in developing nations, by promoting their rights and helping them escape poverty. During the campaign, the concept of International Day of the Girl Child was born, and it was put into action when its representatives asked the Canadian federal government to build a coalition of supporters. The United Nations eventually got involved.

This day is celebrated every year with a different theme. The first year’s focus was on preventing child marriage. Since then, this day has become a global celebration, and numerous initiatives for the empowerment of women and girls have gained traction. Each year’s theme emphasises the problems that girls face. As important to economic growth as boys are, the verdict of the case beautifully captures the true participation of girls. It acknowledges that the key to ending the cycle of prejudice and violence and empowering young women to become inspired, independent women of the future is for them to meaningfully participate in decisions that have an impact on their lives.

Why is celebrating the International Day of Girl Child Important?
It strives to eradicate persistent gender-based issues

Gender-based oppression and discrimination are pervasively prevalent in every household, especially in developing nations, due to deeply ingrained problems and troublesome belief systems that have been passed down through generations. The goal of the International Day of the Girl Child is to end the tragic situations that young girls face all over the world.

It empowers girls all over the world

Calling for the rights of young girls who are oppressed worldwide in silence amidst the clamour of Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and even Women’s Day is an admirable step. We get to celebrate the lassies who make our world brighter on this day. In comparison to uneducated, unskilled, or socially abused women, educated and skilled women are much more effective at reducing infant mortality, have been shown to maintain their homes more adroitly, and as a result, make greater contributions to society.

Empowered girls become empowered women as they age

The international observance of this day provides disadvantaged girls with a platform from which to speak out in favour of equal rights, access to education, and health care. They can use it as a platform to discuss the abuse they experience and make demands to put an end to it. Their growth and freedom from this inequality will be aided by our efforts to give them a voice.

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