International Day of the Girl is celebrated each year on October 11 and it was created to recognize how hard it is being a girl and to get women to stand up for their fellow female for their basic human rights.
The International Day of the Girl was set up by the United Nations in 2011 and focuses on the girl as a child to celebrate the potential of girls across the world in the face of threats, discrimination, and the issues of their well-being.
The day of October 11 is used by the United Nations to rally people behind the cause of empowering girls worldwide so that they can have better educations, better survival rates, better protection from child marriage and sexual assault and better health services.
With 1.1 billion girls in the world, the UN strives to help those girls that face disadvantage and discrimination on a daily basis and wants to highlight the struggle facing those living through crises.
This year the theme of the International Day of the Girl is ‘EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict’ in humanitarian emergencies gender-based violence increases which means girls are more likely to be subjected to sexual and physical violence, child marriage, exploitation, and trafficking.
Girls in conflict zones are 90% more likely to be out of school, compared to girls in conflict-free countries, which compromises their future and potential.
The day isn’t just about raising awareness it is also about collecting data about girls who have slipped through the cracks, so we can have a better idea about how they live and what they need.
Girls are a source of power, energy and creativity – and the millions affected by conflict and disaster are no exception. #DayoftheGirl
Support an organization who thinks that everyone has a basic right to education in the hopes that it will improve the future for everyone, CARE is also involved in the protection of girls against child marriage.
Help to rescue girls and end gendercide in India by signing their petition, becoming a donor to the cause or sponsoring a girl. You can sponsor young Indian girls who were previously at risk of being killed, abandoned or trafficked.
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