11th October was established by the United Nations (Resolution 66/170) as the international day of the girl child in 2011. The aim was to promote the protection of the rights of girls all over the world and to bring an end to the violence, discrimination and vulnerability suffered by them. The date was celebrated for the first time in 2012.
Nowadays, many girls are still prevented from studying and forced into early marriage by their families.
This date is a reminder to all of us to reflect on what we can do to safeguard the rights of girls and bring an end to the ongoing violation of their rights.