Girls take over the world for International Day of the Girl

300 girls to take on radios to mark Int'l Day of Girl Child

International Day of the Girl

Girls who marry as children are deprived of their fundamental rights to health, education and safety. A campaign will be launched to motivate girls and women to take up sports, more importantly, sports infrastructure for girls is proposed to be developed for which the Ministry of WCD is willing to contribute funds, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi explained.

The conversation cafe Recognizes the world's 1.1 billion girls as a part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. I want to wish all Canadians, especially girls, a happy International Day of the Girl. This requires us to invest in daughters, as the Government of India is doing. They continue to encounter limited access to higher education, protection from child marriage, female genital mutilation, and gender-based violence.

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.

Diplomatic missions in India have reaffirmed the strong commitment of their respective countries' to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and the advancement of their human rights.

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"As a sportsperson, I believe gender doesn't matter", Mithali Raj said. The event also featured a sign language performance of the Pakistani national anthem by students of the United States Agency for International Development supported Anjuman Nawjawanan Charsadda.

The World Bank reported ending child marriage would increase the educational achievements and earning of girls and reduce population growth.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to celebrate the International Day of the Girl with me by participating in the Government of Canada's #ClaimYourPlace campaign and tell us about the fantastic girls who are making a difference around you.

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