International Day of the Girl Child 2021
GS Paper - 2 (Social Empowerment)
International Day of the Girl Child is observed annually on 11 October. Declared by the United Nations, it was first observed in 2012. The day is dedicated to raising awareness on gender equality while assuring rights and improving opportunities for girls. The theme this year is “Digital generation, our generation.”
- The United Nations mentions in a statement, “Girls know their digital realities and the solutions they need to excel on their diverse pathways as technologists for freedom of expression, joy, and boundless potential.
- Let’s amplify the diversity of these tech trailblazers while simultaneously widening the pathways so that every girl, this generation of girls – regardless of race, gender, language, ability, economic status and geographic origin – lives their full potential.
- To mark the occasion, Delhi-based legal advocacy organisation ADF India will be hosting a multi-artist exhibition today, on the theme of #SHEImagine, as part of its Vanishing Girls Campaign.
- The exhibition will showcase the works of 11 artists from across the nation at the India International Centre, New Delhi.