Trump issues statement honoring women for International Day of the Girl

Pauline Gross
October 13, 2017

Put all girls in school.

On this special day, let us join in celebrating the International Day of the Girl-a holiday dedicated to highlighting women's rights and empowering young girls everywhere to reach their potential.

On October 11, the missions will come together to mark the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) through a range of actions encouraging greater opportunities for girls.

More than a fifth are in West and Central Africa, where 1.7 million illegal child marriages occur each year, the highest rates in the world, the report said.

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Empowerment: Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Khalild Tahir Sindhu has said that empowerment of girls is a key strategic priority of the Punjab government and it is focusing on girls' education. The data also revealed that there are more than 18 lakh girls under 14 who are married, and more than one-third of them (4.2 lakh) have children.

The report outlined the difficulty in enforcing anti-child marriage laws because of community traditions and religious customs.

"We need to change attitudes in communities so that we can end this harmful practice once and for all".

The day is also to reflect and remember all girls for their resilience and tenacity in all the challenges that they go through. Along with it being an unbelievable showcase of girls' talents, the Freedom for Girls campaign provides resources on how to achieve the Global Goals by helping with things like stopping violence against girls, getting girls in school, and ending child marriage by 2030. But look carefully, they are telling a story; the story which is shared mutually by millions of girl around the world.

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