Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

This is why it's important to celebrate International Day of the Girl

This is why it's important to celebrate International Day of the Girl

On this special day, let us join in celebrating the International Day of the Girl-a holiday dedicated to highlighting women's rights and empowering young girls everywhere to reach their potential.

The International Day of the Girl Conference was organized by the U.N. Women, UNICEF and UNFPA in partnership with Aydın Doğan Foundation.

"We, as diplomatic missions in India, are committed to working together, and with the Government of India and civil society partners, to continue to raise awareness around the issue and to advocate for greater gender parity and equal access to opportunities". India women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj, who was also present on the occassion, shared the same opinion and said people should never look down on a woman.

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Despite the fact that the tradition of child marriage is slowly being outlawed in many countries, over 20,000 girls are still married off illegally each day, Reuters revealed in a new report.

This year's theme is "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict" and focuses on those girls in humanitarian situations around the world that need their voices to be heard now more than ever.

The event also features personal affirmation activities by the girls, amidst activities like spoken words renditions and other motivating exercises that would prompt them to take actions. "Each and every child should participate in sports, as it encourages teamwork, builds mental strength, keeps children healthy, and makes them confident to deal with life challenges". Child marriageOne in three girls are married before 18, and one in seven before 157. The panelists discussed long-term solutions which can be designed with and for girls to use sports as a catalyst to increase the value of the girl child, strengthen their resilience and provide transformational and lifelong opportunities and aspirations. Girls who marry as children are deprived of their fundamental rights to health, education and safety.

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