INTERNATIONAL DAY OF GIRL CHILD
Himalai Ias Coaching Center in Bangalore Bringing you International Day of Girl Child which is celebrated 11 October on every year across the world.
Why International day of girl child is celebrated?
- In 2011, UN general assembly voted for Resolution 66/170 to observe International Day of girl
- The aim of this event is to recognize the challenges faced by girls in the society like gender inequality, harassment, violence, and lack of education.
- 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 fulfillment of their human rights.
- Globally 12 million girls get marry under the age of 18, while 21 million between the age of 15 to 19 years get pregnant and more than 7% of women worldwide have experienced sexual assaults.
- There is a need for addressing these problems and International day of girl child gives a platform for it.
- This year’s International day of girl child 2018 is observed on 11th October 2018, Thursday.
International day of Girl child Activities
UN world girl child day events:
- A conference is organized on “Equipping Girls with Skills for the Digital Age” by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- “Girls Speak Out” a special Event co-organized by Permanent Missions of Canada.
International day of girl child 2018 theme:
- International day of girl 2018 theme is “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force”
- 20th-century trend is career women, but many girls not getting employed or get proper education training to join the workforce.
- Globally there is 1 billion young population, in which 600 million are teenage girls. More than 90% them are residing in developing countries. Most of them work in hostile environments with less pay, and face abuse and exploitation.
- With the ever-increasing demand for skilled workers, Female have a decent number of opportunities for employment.
- This year heme focuses on giving skill development training for girls and also address the difficulties faced by them in the working
International Day of girl child in India:
There are many challenges faced by girl child at every stage of life like Female infanticide, gender inequality, Educations rights, Child marriage, abuse, sexual violence and more.
To Empower Girls Indian government and state governments have established many schemes and programs.
- Beti Bacho, Beti Padho (Girl Education Rights)
- Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna (Saving Plan)
- Bhagayalakshmi Yojna (Protection of Girl Child)
- Mukhyamantri Rajshri Yojna (Healthcare Right)
- Balika Samridhi Yojna (Upliftment of life)
- Mukhyamantri Laadli Yojna (Financial Assistance)
International Girl Child Day Activities in India:
- Many NGO’s, schools and colleges organize events to encourage Girl child’s rights and education.
- Healthcare organization organize educative campaigns about sanitization and to maintain the health of reproductive systems.
- Many campaigns like “Because I am a Girl” gives voice to girls so their problems can be heard.
“Girls have the power to change the world” is the message Himalai IAS coaching wants to convey on this International Day of Girl child as the part of our India with world events.