International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

The International Day of the Girl Child, also known as the Day of Girls, is an international day to highlight and combat the injustices and inequalities that girls face based on gender.

This day is dedicated to raising awareness and offering opportunities for young girls. It addresses issues such as education rights, career options, and employment.

Plan International, a non-governmental international organisation, originally designed the day. The “Because I Am A Girl Campaign” inspired the creation of the day. This campaign celebrated and encouraged young girls’ increasing roles in raising awareness about gender issues around the globe.

Plan International eventually urged the United Nations for involvement. The first Day of Girls was held in 2012 with a resolution supported by the international organization.

Every year, International Day of the Girl Child is marked with a different theme. These themes address the issues that girls and young women face, especially in developing countries where there isn’t as much advocacy for them.

Over the years, many initiatives around the world have been undertaken with the goals of ending child marriage, improving education for girls, or training young women to excel at work. Every year, thousands of events have been planned around the globe, both by the United Nations or by local initiatives such as nonprofits.

International Day of the Girl Child is a day when groups, organizations, and lone volunteers are encouraged to campaign against discrimination and violence faced by girls around the world.

Every year, International Day of the Girl Child’s theme and the issue that they are trying to address change. So do the ways you can help.

It won’t take long to find classes, events, or volunteering opportunities in your area that need your support.

Everyone is encouraged to share boost events and campaigns via social media to spread awareness about the cause.

If you don’t have the time, there are better times to learn about campaigns and global efforts that aim to address issues that disproportionately affect women locally and internationally.

You might be inspired by the work of nonprofits and organizations near you to raise funds for women all over the globe. You can get involved by organizing fundraisers or hosting events to show support for women all over the world.

Local arts groups such as theatre companies and art galleries are likely to host shows, exhibitions, or concerts dedicated to girls who face the issues of the day. Both catching up with old friends and providing some assistance can be done by paying to see the show.


Nov 10 2024


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