“This year the International Day of the Girl Child focuses on innovating for girls’ education. The day provides a platform to highlight the continued importance of girls’ education as well as examples of successful, scalable and innovative approaches for tackling lingering challenges related to access, keeping girls in school and ensuring that their education is relevant and meaningful to their future,” said UNICEF.

There is overwhelming evidence that girls’ education is the most consistent driver of development goals. Secondary education for girls is especially transformative for girls, themselves, and societies

Smart and creative use of technology, policies, partnerships and most of all the engagement of young people, themselves, are important for overcoming barriers to girls’ learning and achievement.

The International Day of the Girl Child promotes girls' human rights, highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world.

The United Nations General Assembly on December 19, 2011 adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11th October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the challenges girls face around the world.

Courtesy: Jagran Josh

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