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International Day of the Girl Child

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Girls are a source of energy, power, and creativity—and they can drive change and help build a better future for us all. Yet, most girls continue to face challenges, violence, and discrimination that prevent them from realizing their full potential and rights.

Commemorated annually on 11 October, the International Day of the Girl puts a spotlight on the needs and challenges girls face around the world, while advocating for girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

Under this year's theme, "With Her: A Skilled GirlForce," International Day of the Girl 2018 will mark the beginning of a year focused on preparing today's generation of girls to enter a world of work that is being transformed by innovation and automation, through expanding their learning opportunities and equipping them with skills for employability.

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