Girls take over the world for International Day of the Girl

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Girls experience different and disproportionate effects of crises, and we must work globally to respond to this reality. "The US government invests heavily in girls' education, and through the SGAFP, the American people have worked with non-governmental organisations in Pakistan to improve the lives of over a million local women".

Young girls will take lead of the talk programmes at 300 community radios under "Because I am a Girl" initiative, a global movement of Plan International in coordination with Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB). They continue to encounter limited access to higher education, protection from child marriage, female genital mutilation, and gender-based violence. "They are working to end violence against women and girls, to recognize indigenous rights, and to build peaceful and cohesive communities". a statement from the UN Women website on the day reads. Every year the day is observed to bring focus on gender inequality and creating more opportunities for girls. "Girls in Canada and around the world are building a better future for all of us - and all of us have a role to play to help them succeed and thrive".

Girls have already changed the world for the better, and this generation has the power to magnify that change.

"At home, we are supporting schools and early childhood education, health care, and jobs and skills training - and these investments help girls and young women get the support and opportunities they need". The International Day of the Girl Child is observed to address all these issues and promote fulfillment of girl's rights and girl's empowerment. On this special day, let us join in celebrating the International Day of the Girl-a holiday dedicated to highlighting women's rights and empowering young girls everywhere to reach their potential. In addition, it works with communities and groups to advocate for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.