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International Day of the Girl Child

Theme for 2013: Innovating for girls’ education

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Girls face discrimination and violence every day across the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

11 October 2013 will mark the second annual International Day of the Girl Child, with this year’s theme focused on “Innovating for Girls’ Education”. This theme will address the importance of new technology, but also innovation in partnerships, policies, resource utilization, community mobilization, and most of all, the engagement of young people themselves.

Organizations across the globe will mark this day with activities to highlight the importance of empowering girls and putting their needs at the heart of development efforts.

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