Celebrating the love, affection and power of Girls! Today, 11th October - International Day of the Girl Child and on every day!! In this photograph is our beloved granddaughter:
International Day of the Girl Child takes place on 11th October, every year. International Day of the Girl Child is an International Observance Day declared by the United Nations. The observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and child marriage. The International Day of the Girl Child initiative began as a project of Plan International, a non-governmental organization that operates worldwide. The idea for an international day of observance and celebration grew out of Plan International's ‘Because I Am a Girl campaign’, which raises awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl.