International Day of the Girl Child 2021:
Gender inequality, and other social stigmas such as forced child marriage, and domestic abuse are still prevalent in our society at large. Every news headline some or the other day highlights the abuses against women. And the day that highlights such issues of the society and creates awareness against such issues is International Day of the Girl Child.
So, in this article further, we will know more about the International Day of the girl child 2021 date, history, significance, and theme.
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated every year on 11th October, across the globe.
The international observation of the International Day of the Girl Child was declared by the United Nations, as the International Day of the Girl Child is also known as Day of Girls and International Day of the Girl. The first International Day of the Girl Child 2021 was celebrated on 11th October 2012.
The International Day of the Girl Child was first achieved by the Beijing Declaration at the World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, which was also the first-ever event to identify the need to address issues faced by adolescent girls around the world.
The commemoration of International Day of Girl Child initially began as a part of the non-government, international organization plan, and was designed to nurture girls, more importantly in developing countries to promote their basic rights and bring them out of poverty.
International Day of the Girl Child focuses on the need to address challenges faced by girls and promote girls’ empowerment and fulfillment of basic human flights. The observation of this critical day supports opportunities for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls across the globe, based on their gender.
The observation of the International Day of the Girl Child also “reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning, and research.”
Theme theme for International Day of the Girl Child 2021 is “Digital Generation, Our Generation.”