International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

Date posted: October 11, 2018

Today is International Day of the Girl Child.  It’s a day to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year’s theme is With Her: A Skilled GirlForce, with a focus on preparing girls for a successful transition to work.

Today, 600 million adolescent girls are preparing to enter a world of work transformed by innovation and automation. They are the largest generation in history and a vast source of ideas and solutions for all career fields. Yet far too often, girls are not given the space and opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. Multiple barriers include systematic discrimination, biases and lack of training. – António Guterres

This recent video from UNICEF describes the opportunity that tech training presents for girls.

The feature image of this post is a ‘fast fact‘ shared by UN Women for International Day of the Girl Child.

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