To Strong Women! The International Day of the Girl
Happy International Day of the Girl!
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.
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.
Happy Day of the Girl, and stay #EMPOWERED