International Day of the Girl Child

“Our time is now—our rights, our future”

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. On October 11th 2022, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG). In the last decade, governments, policymakers, and the general public have paid more attention to issues that matter to girls, and girls have more opportunities to express themselves on the global stage. Despite this, funding for girls’ rights remains limited, and girls still face various challenges preventing them from fulfilling their potential, made worse by climate change, COVID-19, and humanitarian crises.

According to UNICEF with adversity, however, comes resourcefulness, creativity, tenacity, and resilience. 600 million adolescent girls around the world have repeatedly shown that given the skills and opportunities, they can drive progress in theircommunities, building back stronger for all, including men, women, and children.