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Friday, October 11, 2019

International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl 2019


International Day of the Girl or International Girl Day or International Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on October 11. International Day of the Girl is dedicated to louden the voices of the girl child and stand up for their rights. This year International Day of the Girl theme is, "Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable". The day celebrates the achievements of girls and the milestones achieved by them since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. 30,000 women and men from around 200 countries arrived in Beijing, China for the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. The conference on women saw the recognition of the rights of women and girls. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: the most comprehensive policy agenda for the empowerment of women was adopted in the conference. Since then, International Day of the Girl is being celebrated pushing the agenda forward, leading global movement on a number of issues.


International Girl Child Day Strives for Equality


International Girl Child Day strives for justice with the issues concerning the girl child, including inequality in areas such as education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, violence against women, forced child marriage and protection from discrimination.

International Day of Girl 2019 UNICEF Tweet


On International Day of Girl 2019, UNICEF, tweeted, "Brave, Powerful, Bold, Innovative, Resilient, Courageous, Strong, Unscripted, Unstoppable. Girls can do any - and every - thing! Let's tear down all barriers and lift them up. Let's step aside and let girls lead."

The child rights body also shared an inspiring video showcasing how girls are unstoppable. The theme for International Day of the Girl simply means that girls and women have the courage and strength that can bring about a change in the society.

A day for the girl child helps reinforcing girls' rights to a safe childhood, to decide for themselves, their education and creating opportunities for girl to help them thrive and achieve.

International Day of Girl was first observed in 2012 and the theme for the girl child day at that time was "ending child marriage".

On this girl child day, post and share a message on social media with the hashtags #girlstakeover, #dayofthegirl, #girlhero, #internationaldayofthegirl, #internationalgirlday, #internationalgirlchildday or #girlday.

When is International Day of the Girl or International Girl Day?


International Day of the Girl is celebrated every year on October 11.

What is meant by International day of the girl?


International Day Of The Girl strives to recognize and give importance to girls' rights and the unique challenges girls face all over the world. International Girl Day promotes the empowerment of young girls all over the world, while advocating for the attainment of their basic human rights, like education and health.



International Day of Girl Themes


International Day of Girl Theme 2013 - "Innovating for girls' education"
International Day of Girl Theme 2014 - "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence"
International Day of Girl Theme 2015 - "The Power of Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030"
International Day of Girl Theme 2016 - "Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls"
International Day of Girl Theme 2017 - "EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises"
International Day of Girl Theme 2018 - “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force”
International Day of Girl Theme 2019 - "Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable"

In India, the Government has also implemented various schemes to empower girls. One such girl scheme is "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao". National Girl Child Day in India is celebrated every year on 24 January.

International Day of the Girl Quotes or International Girl Day Quotes


“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others”.  - Amelia Earhart

“When women participate in the economy, everyone benefits.” - Hillary Clinton

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