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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHIRLD 2017

International Day of the Girl Child, October 11, is a UN-declared international observance day to support more significant opportunities for girls and awareness of gender discrimination they endure worldwide. There are over 1.1 billion girls in the world, and they all deserve a better future.
The International Day of the Girl Child gives people and organisations the opportunity to raise public awareness of the different types of discrimination and abuse that many girls around the world suffer from. Our girls are subjected to sexual and physical abuse, child marriages, exploitation and trafficking. On this day, many community and political leaders talk to the public about the importance of girls’ right to equal education and their fundamental freedoms. Various events are held to showcase the work that people are doing to empower girls through active support and engagement with parents, families, and the broader community. On this day let us commit to investing skills training and education for girls and livelihood activities for young women who are facing crises.
This year’s theme is “Empower girls: before, during and after conflict.”
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