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International Day Of The Girl: Stand Up For Girls' Rights

by Vivian KELLY Published on 11 October 2014

Did you face issues when you were growing up? In one form or another, we all have. Think about it. Millions of girls worldwide are victims of some form of physical violence, sexual abuse or sexism. But don't worry, we're fighting back. Three years ago the United Nations General Assembly decided to combat these problems. Stand with the world in celebrating the International Day Of The Girl Child. Here’s what you need to know...

Today is a day to celebrate the power and potential of girls!

The government declared October 11 as International Day of the Girl Child to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

And this year, it’s all about EMPOWERMENT. Today we're recognising the need to empower girls during their youth while preventing violence against them. Our goal? To completely end tales of hardship and #ENDviolence once and for all.

“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights” -United Nations Resolution 66/170

Ladies, take a stand with us and help make their voices heard. The worldwide movement involves ALL issues young girls face, including girls’ human rights, gender issues, FGM, education, forced marriages and violence. Here are the hard facts you need to know.

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What are you standing up for? Tweet us @sofeminineUK! #DayoftheGirl

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