Today, 11th of October, is International Day of the Girl Child. It was declared by the United Nations on October 11, 2011, for the first time. It is a response to an urgent problem of our world today: the neglect and devaluation of girls around the world. It pretends to create more opportunity for girls because of the gender inequality. This inequality includes areas such as right to education/access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage. The theme of this year 2014 is:
"Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence"