UN marks International Day of the Girl Child

 UN marks International Day of the Girl Child

The United Nations Development Programme on Tuesday marked the 2022 International Day of the Girl Child day.

The International Day of the Girl Child celebrates the power of girls and highlight the barriers they face, as declared by the United Nation General Assembly in 2011.

The theme for the 2022 celebration is “Our Time Is Now – Our Rights, Our Future.”

The UNDP shared a video on social media which was captioned, “All girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life.

“Let’s enable girls to thrive in school, in politics, in business and in all aspects of their lives. Because investing in girls is investing in our common future. #DayOfTheGirl”

Other organisations also took to their social media pages to celebrate girls and commemorate the celebration.

The Youth Voices and Action Initiative tweeted, “In marking the #InternationalDayOfTheGirlChild Kilifi County has brought together girls from all it’s spheres. We are amplifying Voices of Girls, championing for protection and promotion of their rights.

“Equal representation of Girls in Decision making tables is a milestone in achieving gender equality.”

On its Twitter page, United Nations Children Fund wrote, “Girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience gender-based violence.

“On #DayoftheGirl, repeat after us: Every girl has a right to be free from ableism and gender-based violence.”

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