Saturday, October 7, 2017

October 11: United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child

Majority of the millions of underprivileged girls out of school in Nigeria are Muslims in the northern states.
Majority of the Nigerian girls in school are Christians in the southern states.

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai speaks with Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja during her visit to the country in July 2017. Photo: AFP/SUNDAY AGHAEZE.

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Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises
The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises.

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