International Day of the Girl Child

This is why it's important to celebrate International Day of the Girl

The International Day of the Girl Child was observed across the world on 11 October 2017 with the theme 'EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after crises'.

Trump added that International Day of the Girl was a chance for the U.S.to commit to ensuring equal opportunities for women and girls around the world.

Today, October 11th, is International Day Of The Girl which was proposd by the United Nations 5 years ago.

"If we work together we can achieve the global goals by 2030, end all forms of violence against girls, put all girls in school, end the aids epidemic, end child marriage", the video reads.


Empowerment: Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Khalild Tahir Sindhu has said that empowerment of girls is a key strategic priority of the Punjab government and it is focusing on girls' education. "Every five minutes a girl dies of violence". In the clip for the Lemonade track, young girls ages 5 through 11 are featured dancing to and lip syncing the song.

In honor of the holiday, Beyoncé partnered with Chime for Change and The Global Goals in a video to spread awareness using the hashtag #FreedomForGirls and encourage the world to take action.

Despite the fact that the tradition of child marriage is slowly being outlawed in many countries, over 20,000 girls are still married off illegally each day, Reuters revealed in a new report. 63 million girls have undergone female genital mutilation.

Abolition of discriminatory approach about them is key to their progress socially and economically, said Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) Chairperson Fauzia Viqar on the International Day of the Girl.

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