International Day of the Girl Child
International Day Of The Girl observed to recognize girls’ rights and the different challenges girls face across the world The day intends to clarify all the factors we, as an international society, need to fix the obstacles, biases, dangers, as well as injustices young girls faces all over the world. The day also celebrates the importance, power, and potential of girls all over the world.
It is also a day to highlight girls’ requirements and the particular challenges they can face, and drive efforts that fulfill these requirements and fulfill their rights– not benevolently for them, however in partnership with them.
While much progression has been made in the last two decades to ensure every girl is able to develop and grow healthy, there is a lot still to do. Nearly 12 million girls are married before age 18 every year. One in five girls worldwide has experienced sexual violence. In Eastern and Southern Africa, almost 80% of new HIV infections among teenagers are among girls.
Women have been respected since the beginning of lives. But with the passage of ages, ages and centuries, the thinking of people towards women changed. Problems like child marriage, dowry system, female feticide are still prevalent in the society. News of sexual abuse, rape, gang rape and murder continues to come to light. Worldwide, there is a repeat of society towards daughters. Girls are still denied education, nutrition, medicine, human rights and legal rights. International Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on 11 October with the aim of giving girls all their rights and to make the world aware of girl’s respect.
What is its history?
The celebration of International Girl Child Day was started as a project of an NGO ‘Plan International‘. The organization also started a campaign called “Because I am a Girl“. The Government of Canada was approached to expand the campaign internationally.
The Government of Canada introduced this resolution in the 55th General Assembly and on 19 December 2011, the United Nations passed the resolution 66/170. October 11 was selected for International Girl Child Day and since 2012 it has been celebrated every year.
What was the theme of International Girl’s Day for the first time
When the first International Girl Child Day was celebrated on October 11, 2012, its theme was “Child Marriage Abolition”. However, there are still cases of child marriage in different parts of the country and the world. Laws have also been made about this, but to eliminate this malpractices, the reasons like illiteracy, backwardness, poverty also have to be removed.
What is the theme this time?
International Girl Child Day 2020 theme
This year the theme of International Girl Child Day is “My voice, our equal future”. This year’s theme “My Voice, Our Equal Future” aims to give a message in society that how young girls are trying to show a way to the whole world today.
International Girl Child Day has been celebrated since 2012. It aims to empower women and help empower their daughters around the world, so that girls can face the challenges they face and fulfill their dreams along with their needs. Apart from this, efforts are also being made to eradicate sexual abnormalities against girls worldwide.
How can I help?
There’s many organizations functioning to give girls almost everywhere the risk-free, healthy and also educated lives that they deserve.
So if you feel like you can plan on it, you can recognize International Day Of The Girl by contributing your time and/or cash to them. The Malala Fund, Camfed, as well as the Global Fund for Women are great, practically any kind of organization who legally fight for the rights of women and girls.
Share stories of inspiring girl-led associations or teenage girls who are creating innovative solutions or leading initiatives towards positive social change, consisting of gender equality, in their countries and societies. let’s strengthen their leadership, activities and influence to inspire others.
Join a youth-led digital activation launching on International Day of the Girl.
How can we save girl children?
- Spread awareness and change mindsets to ensure that neighborhoods and households welcome and celebrate daughters.
- Academic training for all girl children.
- Create a secure environment for all women and support women’s resistance to violence.
- Set in motion culture, private enterprise and also the government to acknowledge as well as celebrate women on the planet of work.
- Identify, reduce and redistribute care work.
- Ensure decent job, fair and equal wages and a risk-free working environment for women.
- Ensure that women have access to the property, including house as well as land.
International Girl Child Day Quotes
- No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
- If you are always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
- And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare
- The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart
- If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” – Oprah
- The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
- We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.” – Malala Yousafzai
- We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
- If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
- There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton