International Day of the Girl Child_11th October 2018

International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 

A five-year-old student in Buchanan City, Liberia in June 2016.A portrait of Gift Sherman, a five-year-old student at Hope Kindergarten Elementary School in Buchanan City, Liberia in June 2016. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Chavez

2018 theme: With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

Today’s generation of girls are preparing to enter a world of work that is being transformed by innovation and automation. Educated and skilled workers are in great demand, but roughly a quarter of young people – most of them female – are currently neither employed or in education or training.

Background

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

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.

RESOURCES

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