Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Int'l Day of Girl Child being observed today

Int'l Day of Girl Child being observed today

"But millions of vulnerable girls will continue to be at risk unless child marriage is tackled head on", Helle Thorning-Schmidt, The Head of Children the Children charity said.

Signature campaign, speak out sessions in the community and colleges, and experts talk on issues affecting girl child also marked the day.

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said that Sports is another dimension to this program that can play a vital role in transforming and empowering lives of women and girls.

The panel discussion was initiated by the Minister of Women and Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. We focus on the problems that women face and battle them, while also promoting their human rights.

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According to her, providing equal opportunities for the girl child will not only impact positively the immediate family but the whole community.

This year, over 600 girls in more than 60 countries will take over positions in leadership as a statement on the importance of introducing girls to their ability to lead.

She explained that if all hands are on deck, the girl child will attain the height of her potentials and the society will be a better place, adding that when you train a girl, you have succeeded in training a generation.

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He stated that the International Day of the Girl Child promotes girls' rights and highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys, adding it is a United Nations observance that is annually held on October 11.

"We definitely need to protect them". The girls will be treated to a pizza lunch and learn about the history of International Day of the Girl and important milestones in women's rights.

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"The documentary material shown to us indicates that there are greater chances of a girl child dying during childbirth and there are greater chances of neonatal deaths".

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