International Day of the Girl Child


Date: 11 October

Organized By:UN

Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


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Background

The United Nations General Assembly on December 19, 2011 declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child. This day is observed to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The first observance was in 2012 with the theme Ending Child Marriage.

This day aims at give attention to the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Along with this the day helps to increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls and inequality in different other fields like education, nutrition, legal, medical care etc. It also aims at reducing violence against women and girl child and child marriage.


Actions and Programs

Many programs and actions like campaigns, seminars, conferences, displays etc. are conducted all over the world to raise awareness and spread the message.


Theme

2014: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence

2013: Innovating for Girls’ Education

2012: Ending Child Marriage


 

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