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International Day of the Girl Child 2021: History, theme and celebration

 

Happy International Day of The Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to promote its pledge to promote the progress and safety of girls child.


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International Day of Girl Child was declared by the United Nations to amplify the voices of young girls around the world and increase awareness of issues faced by them. 

International Day of The Girl Child 2021


History of International Day of Girl Child:


In 1995, at the World Conference on Women in Beijing, the need for an event focused on young and vulnerable girls was identified. The initiative began as a non-government international plan of action to address the challenge faced by young women. A resolution to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girls Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 19, 2011. In 2020, this marked 25 years of the adoption of the Beijing declaration.

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The theme of International Day of Girl Child 2021:


It is celebrated for empowering and amplifying the voices of young girls around the world. The theme for International Day of Girl Child 2021 is ‘Digital generation'. Our generation’.



Why is the international girl child day celebrated


The reason behind the celebration of International Day of the Girl Child is to give proper education, healthcare, learning, opportunities to young girls and women all over the world. To keep them safe from gender-biased violence and discrimination. According to the United Nations, girls are more likely to be cut off, pointing to a gender divide within the digital divide. It was also stated that girls are less likely than boys to be given devices, which affects their numbers in tech-related skills and jobs.


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