This year commemorates the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG), established in 2012 this international observance day was inspired by the “Because I Am a Girl” campaign by Plan International.
On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly voted to pass Resolution 66/170 adopting October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, recognising girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
“Our time is now—our rights, our future”International Day of the Girl Child – Oct 11 2022
The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
“Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years, but also as they mature into women. If effectively supported during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world – both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders. An investment in realising the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in solving the problems of climate change, political conflict, economic growth, disease prevention, and global sustainability.” – UNESCO