In 2012, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. This year, International Day of the Girl focuses on the theme, “EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict“.
There are 1.1 billion girls in the world, and every one of them deserves equal opportunities for a better future. They are a source of energy, power and creativity. They can drive change and help build a better future for all. Yet, most girls face disadvantage and discrimination on a daily basis, and those living through crises are suffering even more.