Save Girl Child – International Girl Child Day – 11 October
The International observance day was declared by United Nations for the safety and the welfare of Girl child. It started mainly due to the inequality faced by the girl child for right to education, medical care, and legal rights and to unfreeze girl child from early marriages. It gives an opportunity to raise public awareness in girl child discrimination and abusing girls through which many suffer from. Though various campaigns and awareness programs are being organized, still there are people who tend to do the same mistake. Early marriages are been in existence. The International Day of the Girl Child initiative began as a project of Plan International, a non-governmental organization that operates worldwide.
The idea for an international day of observance and celebration grew out of Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular. Plan International representatives in Canada approached the Canadian federal government to seek to the coalition of supporters raised awareness of the initiative internationally. Each year the International Girl Child Day has a theme and this year it is “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030”. Every girl child has a future and they are the future of our nation. Stop discriminating girl child, give equal importance and think that they are also humans like others. Save the Girl Child, Make the Nation Proud!!!