Fourth International Day of the Girl Child observed across the world

The theme for the 2015 International Day of the Girl Child is The Power of Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.

Created On: Oct 12, 2015 12:05 IST

October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

The Fourth International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) was observed across the world on 11 October 2015 with the theme The Power of Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.

To mark the occasion campaigns, meetings and workshops were held to across the world to raise awareness about importance of girl child and steps to promote gender equality.

The theme was selected in recognition of the importance of investing in adolescent girls’ empowerment and rights, both today and in the future.

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly reviewed the progress of girl child development under Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and approved of continuing the momentum in the form Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period between 2016 and 2030.

The Goal 5 of SDG has special relevance for the girl child as it directs the member nations to undertake special efforts to empower girls.

About International Day of the Girl Child

• It was created by the United Nations through a resolution in 2011.
• Its objective is to promote the rights of girls and address the unique challenges they face.
• It was held for the first time on 11 October 2012.
List of IDGC themes
  2012: Ending Child Marriage
  2013: Innovating for Girl’s Education
  2014: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence
  2015: The Power of Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.

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