International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on October 11 to increase awareness about girl's rights and empowerment.
People can send across these popular 2020 International Day of the Girl Child wishes via WhatsApp messages, Facebook statuses, Hike messages, Instagram posts and stories as well. Governments should require schools to welcome and support married, pregnant, and parenting girls back to school to help them keep their futures on track.
District Programme Officer, ICDS Pawan Parihar stressed upon the participants to go for registration under various girl child beneficiary schemes sponsored by the ICDS and other departments for the uplift of the women folk. Instances of sexual abuse were noted to be the most frequently reported with 36 cases.
"Girls are vulnerable and I am appealing to all parents to make every effort to provide their needs so that men do not take undue advantage of them", she observed.
This year, Day of the Girl Child is also significant as the "Generation Equality" campaign has been launched.
Ama stressed that being a girl in today's global society has become a casualty of circumstances, an after-thought, as families decide who should go to school, work, play, do housework or tend to younger siblings.
Through strong and ambitious partnerships such as the Spotlight Initiative, funded by the European Union, the United Nations is working with the Government of Zimbabwe, Civil Society Organizations and communities to eliminate violence against women and girls. To help combat this, Canada's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is supporting the education of millions of children worldwide.
She further stressed that, the girl child has capacity of exploits in all aspects of life from the technology, finance and investment, creative industry, education, policy and advocacy space than the male counterparts if given proper training and education.
It is to promote the empowerment of young girls everywhere while also advocating for the attainment of their basic human rights like education and bodily autonomy. The idea gemmed from another successful campaign called "Because I am A Girl".
Sixty-three percent of illiterate adults around the world are women, said Peng, and the education of girls and women is of great benefit to the present and the future.