International Day of the Girl Child 

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International Day of the Girl Child  in United Nations in 2021
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About International Day of the Girl Child 

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Dates of International Day of the Girl Child 
2023 United Nations Wednesday, October 11thInternational Day of the Girl Child 
2022 United Nations Tuesday, October 11thInternational Day of the Girl Child 
2021 United Nations Monday, October 11thInternational Day of the Girl Child 
2020 United Nations Sunday, October 11thInternational Day of the Girl Child 
2019 United Nations Friday, October 11thInternational Day of the Girl Child 
Summary
Promoting girls' rights, highlighting gender inequalities and addressing discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.

Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

"We need to uphold the equal rights, voices and influence of girls in our families, communities and nations. Girls can be powerful agents of change, and nothing should keep them from participating fully in all areas of life."

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Research has shown that simply being born a girl can leave a child at a huge disadvantage in life. In the poorest societies, a girl faces a greater risk of malnutrition, hunger and disease compared to her brothers. She will have fewer opportunities for education and career. In many developing countries 1 out of 7 girls marries before age 15. (Text taken from Plan UK website.)

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