The first ever observance of the International Day of the Girl Child will be held on October 11, 2012.
It is a well known fact that in many countries of the world, girls face many challenges like gender violence, early marriage, child labor, and discrimination at work.
The International Day of the Girl Child gives people and organizations the opportunity to raise public awareness of the different types of discrimination and abuse that many girls around the world suffer from.
International Day of the Girl Child Day 2012 Theme :
In December 2011, the United Nation voted to establish the Day of the Girl child at the general assembly. On October 11th, the world will recognize the first International Day of the Girl Child and the theme for the first-ever observance of the Day will be “Ending Child Marriage,” chosen because child marriage is a phenomenon that violates millions of girls’ rights, disrupts their education, put her into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm or failure, their health, and denies them their childhood, limiting their opportunities and impacting all aspects of a girl’s life.
By celebrating this day we take a step to support a girl in education and against poverty, violence and discrimination. The girls had high hopes and ambitions to be a doctor, a journalist, a politician. But their elders see education as a luxury that can be provided only to a male. Their must first overcome gender inequality. The campaign hopes to support four million girls over the next five years to get the “education, skills and support” they will need to move themselves “from poverty to opportunity.” Plan hopes a day dedicated to recognizing girls will “bring global focus to the widespread denial of basic rights to girls, help to make girls and their rights visible, enable girls to gain an equal position in society,”. The International Day of the Girl Child hopes to eventually change for the betterment of a girl around the world.