World observed International Day of the Girl Child October 11, 2013
International Day of the Girl Child was observed globally on October 11, 2013 to recognize the girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
The theme for the year 2013: Innovating for Girls’ Education
The theme focuses on smart and creative use of technology, policies, partnerships and, most of all, the engagement of young people, themselves, as the important tools and steps for overcoming barriers to girls’ learning and achievement. The day promotes girls’ human rights and draws attention to gender inequalities that persists between girls and boys and addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world.