International Day of the Girl Child

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The International Day of the Girl Child is commemorated around the world on 11th of October every year. The decision to observe this day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 66/170 on 19th December 2011.

This was to recognize the unique challenges girls face around the world in areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, discrimination and protection from violence and early arranged marriages.

Inua Dada Foundation in collaboration with The Ministry of Education Science and Technology will host this year’s International Day of the Girl Child celebrations on Saturday 11th October 2014 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

UNICEF, in consultation with other United Nations agencies and civil society partners, selected as this year’s theme, Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence, in recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering adolescent girls and of preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence adolescent girls experience. (

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