Hello friends, today is the International Day of the Girl Child. Every year 11 October is celebrated as International Girl Child Day. International Girl Child Day is an UN-designated day. On the same day in 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted and passed Girl child day as International Day. It is also a day to highlight the needs of the girls and the special problems faced by them and to run paths that meet those needs.
Know what is the history of International Day of the Girl Child:
International Girl’s Day was celebrated for the first time worldwide on 11 October 2012. Whereas, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in this regard on 19 December 2011. In which it was decided to celebrate International Girl Child Day on 11 October 2012 to recognize the rights of girls and the unique challenges that they face in the world.
Know what is the purpose of this day:
This day is organized to spread awareness about the rights of girls who are contributing and facing challenges everywhere, to make the world aware of their cooperation. The objective of International Girl Child Day is to take active steps towards the well being of the girl child by considering the issues of the girl child. The main objective is to focus on taking steps to fulfill the dreams of girls who are victims of exploitation, poverty, conflict, and discrimination.
Know what is the International Girl Child Day Theme this year 2020:
Every year a theme is set on International Girl Child Day. The theme of International Girl’s Day this year is “My voice, our equal future”. This is a great call to recognize the legacy of girls. This year “Day of the Girl Child” is also important, as the ‘Generation Equality Campaign’ has been launched. There is a ‘multi-year, multi-partner campaign’ and ‘movement for bold action on gender equality’.
The Government of India also implemented various schemes to empower girls:
As you all know that the Government of India has also implemented copy schemes for empowering girls. Under this, Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao is a remarkable scheme. Apart from this, the Central and State governments are also launching other important schemes in India. National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on 24 January.