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Saturday, 11 October 2014

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRLS CHILD


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"

"On this International Day of the Girl Child, I call on all governments to take action to end all forms of violence against girls in all parts of the world. Together, we must create a world where violence against women and girls is never tolerated and girls are always empowered to reach their full potential. "
Secretary-General of the UNO Ban Ki-moon

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