Join the live chat with UN Women and WAGGGS
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9 Octubre 2012
Don’t miss out on any opportunity to celebrate the first ever International Day of the Girl!
Join the live chat on Ending Violence against Girls with UN Women and WAGGGS on October 9 at 7:00PM EST. The chat is one of the numerous activities in the run-up to International Day of the Girl and is part of 11 Days of Action leading up to the Day of the Girl Virtual Summit www.DayoftheGirlSummit.com.
UN Women and WAGGGS will be talking with girls about how to take action to end violence against girls. Sign up at www.DayoftheGirlSummit.com to participate in the chat that will bring together girls from different parts of the world.
11th of October, 2012 is the first International Day of the Girl. It aims to bring attention to girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face due to their gender and age. Having a special day for girls emphasizes that the world is different for girls than it is for boys, as well as being different for girls than it is for women. WAGGGS is proud to have supported the campaign for this long-awaited day!
Here is what you can do in the run-up to the International Day of the Girl!
This year, on the International Day of the Girl, UN Women, along with other UN agencies, is focusing on the issue of child marriage. Globally, more than one in three young women aged 20-24 years are married before they are 18 years old, and one third of them enter into marriage before they turn 15. Child marriage is a fundamental human rights violation and impacts all aspects of a girl’s life. It denies a girl of her childhood, disrupts her education, limits her opportunities, increases her risk of violence and compromises her health.