There are 1.1 billion girls in the world and four years ago the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11th the International Day of the Girl Child to “recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world”.

In many parts of the world they can face barriers to education. Some 62 million girls, who should be in school today, are not. This despite the fact that for every extra year a girl stays in school, her income can increase by between 15 per cent and 25 per cent.

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of the Girl and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as right to education/access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage.

Today we proudly stand by the same cause to support and empower the girl child throughout the world, and wish all the girls to get the best for their life.