33 million girls are out of school – and we can work to correct it! Let’s make sure more people know and promote awareness.
Ever since 2012, the United Nations celebrates 11 October as the ‘International Day of the Girl Child’. This day promotes girls’ human rights, highlights gender inequalities that persist between girls and boys, and addresses the different forms of prejudice and ill-treatment suffered by girls around the world. Some stats which are makes me feel bad are
- One in three women and girls experience ill-treatment in their life span.
- More than half of sexual assaults are dedicated against girls less than 16 years of age.
- Worldwide, more than one in three young women aged 20-24 years are married before the age of 18 against their wishes.
This year’s theme for the Day is “Innovating for Girls’ Education”. What can be made to formulate school attendance for ALL girls? After all, educating girls is the solitary the majority influential asset for growth. It is the right of all to get educated. Although even though additional girls are entering school than ever before, 31 million are still deprived of this basic right. Those that do go to school face key challenges – bias, monetary strain, and fear to their protection, to name only some causes. It’s obvious that the humankind needs fresh, innovative solutions to help girls in all places conquer these barriers to education and accomplishment.
The figure of public existing in tremendous dearth around the globe has harshly declined over the precedent three decades. However, statistics as of 2010 World Bank report claim that approximately 400 million kids, or one third of those existing in such terrible conditions, are kids. The report found that 721 million fewer inhabitants lived in severe poverty in 2010 – defined as under $1.25/day – compared to 1981. However, it also fulfilled that an uneven number of kids were amongst them: kids accounted for one in three of those existing in severe scarcity around the globe in 2010, compared with only one in five of those existing above the paucity line. In low-income countries, the percentages were even poorer, with half of all kids living in severe scarcity.
UNICEF celebration with international community
The global Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on 11 October, a day chosen by the United Nations for promoting the rights of girls, and addressing the exclusive challenges faced. The initial day in 2012 paid attention on the matter of ending child marriage. As the front organization for the Day, UNICEF, in discussion with other United Nations agencies and general culture associates, elected Innovating for Girls’ Education as this year’s subject, in acknowledgment of the significance of new and innovative perspectives to push girls’ education ahead and building on the drive formed by previous year’s occasion.
As the nature and level of challenges, facing girls becomes more multifaceted, pioneering strategies are required to give girls a learning that prepares them for the challenges of the 21st century. As the globe evaluates the gaps that still stay in achieving global goals for gender fairness in learning and defines a schedule that moves past the Millennium Development Goals, it is vital that modernization brings about solutions for improving girls’ learning that are not only more inspired, but also more efficient, competent, sustainable and just.
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- For more information, check out: http://uni.cf/girl2013
Here is an important video on how facilities improvement has encouraged more girls to join school. Girls’ attendance is high, at Shahid Shudorshon high school, Maulvibazar district, Bangladesh, since new toilet facilities were built with their needs in mind.