October 11, 2017

International Day of the Girl Child- 11 October

“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights”. -United Nations Resolution 66/170.

On 11 October 2012, the United Nations announced the International Day of Girl child to raise awareness of all issues related to gender inequality around the world, a day in which groups of activists gather together under the same topic to highlight, discuss, and promote Rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.

October 11 is not just a day; This is a movement for revolution in the world.
From time to time we hear stories about girls who are forced to marry adults, who sexually abused, and so forth. There are countries in the world where this practice is unfortunately common. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the prevention of such cases anywhere in the world and that every girl in the world is entitled to a protected life, to freedom of choice and fulfillment just like a boy.

In honor of International Children's Day, you can participate in special events held around the world for this day. If you have a girl child who is close to you, tell her how important it is for her to know that she has equal rights and that she can choose to do what she wants, learn what she wants and fight for what she wants, just like boys. She does not have to wear pink dresses, grow long hair, and appeal to everyone. Teach her to be herself, to do what she likes, to remember that she is no less equal and insist on her rights. 

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