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11th October 2022 (8 Topics)

International Girl Child Day 2022

Context

The International Girl Child day is observed on 11th October, every year.

About

  • International Day of the Girl Child was first observed in October 11, 2012 by the United Nations.
  • On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 66/170 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
  • This year commemorates the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl.
  • The day focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their rights.
  • Theme for the year 2022: The theme of International Day of the Girl Child this year is -- "Our time is now—our rights, our future".


Significance:

  • The day raises awareness of issues girls face internationally, such as education, nutrition, forced child marriage, legal rights, and medical rights.

Initiatives for promoting the event:

  • The UN has called for government officials, policymakers and stakeholders to make more targeted investments that tackle inequalities experienced by girls, engaging key female influencers across industries to be the face of change and amplifying the commitment to raise awareness about and addressing factors that hold girls in your country and region back.
  • It has also called for action and urged people to get involved by sharing human interest stories, blogs and videos.
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