International Day of the Girl Child

300 girls to take on radios to mark Int'l Day of Girl Child

300 girls to take on radios to mark Int'l Day of Girl Child

This day was marked as a day to raise awareness of the situation of girls around the world and the struggles and challenges they face, such as not being able to have an education due to their gender. The data also revealed that there are more than 18 lakh girls under 14 who are married, and more than one-third of them (4.2 lakh) have children.

This year's theme- is "Girls' Progress = Goals Progress: What Counts for Girls", is indeed timely. Investing in girls is investing in peace and prosperity, " it further added.

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Young girls will take lead of the talk programmes at 300 community radios under "Because I am a Girl" initiative, a global movement of Plan International in coordination with Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB). Child marriage and other social pressures hampers a child's growth. In addition, adequate access to comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health services, protection of themselves from sexually transmitted disease and teenage pregnancy continue to challenge their lives. It also recognizes girls as powerful agents of change and as leaders of tomorrow. "We need to give freedom to our girls", he added. We call everyone to join us in advancing progress for girls, share ideas, reaffirm commitments and advance investments in areas highlighted above, and beyond, to empower girls and achieve the SDGs by 2030.

From inequality in secondary school education and gender-based violence to child marriage and trafficking, there's still such a very long way to go until young girls' human rights are fulfilled. The International Day of the Girl Child is observed to address all these issues and promote fulfillment of girl's rights and girl's empowerment.

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Created by the United Nations (UN) in 2012, the International Day of the Girl is meant to shed light on issues affecting the rights of young girls today.

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