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International Day of the Girl Child
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.

    Hawa Abdi Centre for Internally Displaced Somalis. UN Photo/Tobin Jones
    11 October 2017

      The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a vast and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future and investing in girl’s education, health and safety during times of peace and crisis would help address the disadvantages, and discrimination girls face everywhere - all over the world – daily.