International Day of the Girl Child - 2021

Updated: Sep 30

According to the United Nations(2021), 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 fulfilment of their human rights.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015, embody a roadmap for progress that is sustainable and leaves no one behind.

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International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. en.wikipedia.org


To celebrate the girl child, JLU continued its mission of advocating against period stigma, and ensuring young girls have access to disposable pads and menstrual hygiene education.

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