11th October 2018 at 12:00 am

International Day of the Girl Child

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 fulfillment of their human rights.

This years’ theme is ‘With Her: A Skilled GirlForce’

Of the 1 billion young people – including 600 million adolescent girls – that will enter the workforce in the next decade, more than 90% of those living in developing countries will work in the informal sector, where low or no pay, abuse and exploitation are common.

International Day of the Girl Child marks the beginning of a year-long effort by the UN 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.

Find out more at http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/

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