Girls still face gender-based discrimination and violence in many societies. International Day of the Girl is seen as an opportunity to improve the lives of girls by bringing these issues to the agenda and to ensure equal opportunities across the world.
Celebrated by the United Nations (UN)on October 11, it was declared to raise awareness of girls' problems such as gender inequality, discrimination, and violence. International Day of the Girl is celebrated to promote girls' rights to education and equal rights in society.
On that day, attention is drawn to the problems faced by girls, and awareness is raised about the work to be done to ensure that girls have equal opportunities in areas such as education, health, employment, and participation in social life.
Girls all over the world face problems such as gender inequality, lack of access to education, child marriage, abuse, and violence. International Day of the Girl Child is a call to take necessary steps to solve these problems and to respect the rights of girls.
This day is an important reminder that girls' rights must be respected and that we must all work together to help girls fulfill their potential.
This resolution was adopted with the proposals of Türkiye, Canada, and Peru. In the resolution, it was stated that supporting, empowering, and investing in girls is of utmost importance for the achievement of the "United Nations Millennium Development Goals" and the participation of girls in decision-making that will affect them and that achieving this will prevent discrimination and violence against girls and ensure their full and effective enjoyment of human rights. The resolution also emphasizes that families and communities have a major role to play in the empowerment of girls.