Event Type: Observances
Event Name: International Day of the Girl Child
Event Description: Under the theme "Innovating for Girls’ Education," this year's observance will focus on the need for new and creative perspectives to propel girls' education forward. While there has been significant progress in improving girls’ access to education over the last two decades, many girls continue to be out of school and/or don't achieve adequate learning outcomes because of safety-related, financial, institutional and cultural barriers. The transformative potential for girls and societies promised through girls’ education is yet to be realised and innovation in technology, partnerships, and policies can help to accelerate progress.
UN Sponsor: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Activities: UNICEF is also producing a series of materials for the day including for media, multi-media and social media and will be using the hashtag #dayofthegirl.
Event URL: http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild
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