Happy International Day of the Girl!!
This celebration started in 2012 as a way to showcase the needs and challenges of girls worldwide. There are currently 1.1 billion girls in the world. The day seeks to promote empowerment amongst girls and the fulfillment of their human rights.
The theme for this year is – EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict.
Conflict occurs in many different forms to girls all over the world. From abuse (physically and mentally), sexual and physical violence, child marriage, exploitation to trafficking. When this happens girls are less likely to finish their education or have trouble finding their place in this world.