In December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child.
The day was established to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world. The action follows a multi-year campaign by activists in Canada and the United States. This year's theme, "Innovating for Girls' Education" provides an a platform to inform others about the status of girls' education and the positive results that can be obtained by investing in them.
Today there are over 850 million girls in the world. If you want to change the world, invest in a girl. An adolescent girl stands at the doorway of adulthood. If she stays in school, remains healthy, and gains real skills, she will marry later, have fewer and healthier children, and earn an income she will invest in her family--breaking the cycle of poverty.
Education & Training
Last updated: September 26, 2013