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International Day of the Girl Child 11 October

Since 2012, 11th of October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day was marked as a need to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. The UN has titled the theme of 2018 day of the girl child as “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce”.

Under the theme, International Day of the Girl will mark the beginning of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.

Each year’s International Day of the Girl has its own theme, past themes have included EmPower Girls: Before, During and After Crisis (2017) and Girls Progress = Goals Progress: What Counts For Girls (2016). The Day of The Girl Summit, held at United Nations headquarters every year aims to bring together organisations that serve girls to further the advancement of their human rights.

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