International Day of the Girl 2019: Significance of the day, theme of the year and wishes

October 11 is observed as the International Day of the Girl child to raise awareness about the challenges that girls face.
International Day of the Girl 2019: Significance of the day, theme of the year and wishes International Day of the Girl 2019: Significance of the day, theme of the year and wishes
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The status of women has been fluctuating since ancient times. Initially, they were highly respected but this changed over time. Girl children went from being treated like Goddesses to being in situations of child marriage, sati and were even subject to female infanticide. They were denied basic rights like education, medicine, nutritional rights, etc. But today, things are changing again at a slow but steady pace. The Government both in India and on international waters is working to implement various schemes to help improve the situation for girls and women all over the world. 

The main objective of this day, which has been celebrated since 2012, is to empower and help women attain their rights so they can face all the challenges and succeed. The day is also observed to spread awareness about gender discrimination and fight against gender abnormalities all over the world. 

Every year, there is also a theme for the day. This year, the theme of the International Day of the Girl, is "Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable". 

Girls are breaking boundaries and creating history with their every move on a daily basis. They are creating a new world which is better for not just them, but future generations as well. 

This year also celebrates the day and achievements by, with and for the girls with the help of Platform for Action which calls on the global community to achieve the following:

Eliminate negative cultural attitudes and practices against girls

Eliminate all forms of differences against girls

Eliminate discrimination against girls in education, skills development and training

Protect the rights of girls and increase awareness for their needs and potential

Eradicate violence against girls all over the world

Wishes for the day:

An educated woman has the power to educate the entire family. Empower the girl child!

A girl child brings joy for she is no less than a boy! Happy International Day of the Girl!

Save, respect and protect the girl. She is the future of the family, country and world. Happy International Day of the Girl 

Don’t kill the girl child in the womb because only she has the magical power to have the country bloom. 

Blessed are those parents who are gifted with a girl child who is a bundle of joy and a ray of hope.

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