Happy International Day of the Girl Child! International Day of the Girl Child is an international day of observance declared by the United Nations– it is a day observed globally to acknowledge the gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based on their gender.
Additionally, this day of observance supports and promotes the active building of more opportunities for girls.
October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child.
This Day is also known as The Day of Girls and The International Day of the Girl.
“The female child is entitled to the same opportunities afforded the male child: the right to education, health care, a childhood, etc. The girl child should not be treated as chattle, a possession sold or forced into child marriages or forced at an early age to work to fund the schooling of the male child as happens in parts of the world. The fight for equal rights and equity starts from birth. Furthermore, as this Day always falls within the Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we use this opportunity to emphasize that everyone is entitled to live a life free from violence and that we must continue the work to end domestic violence” -Preye Cobham, Esq., Attorney & Legal Director, Women Watch Afrika, Inc.
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As an expert in this field, Women Watch Afrika provides trainings as a consultant on numerous issues. For more information on training, guidance, consulting services, and/or information on working with immigrant communities contact Glory Kilanko, Founder and Executive Director, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. at 404-759-6419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Women Watch Afrika:
Women Watch Afrika is a grassroots, nonprofit, international, national, and local social justice organization focused on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls, the promotion of social and economic development and health equity of women, and the acculturation of immigrants and refugees (men and women) arriving to the United States from 23 African nations.
In line with its goal, Women Watch Afrika provides Social Services, Legal Services, Advocacy, Health Education, Legal Education, End Domestic Violence classes, Stop FGM/C workshops, Reproductive Rights Education, Know Your Rights workshops, Citizenship Preparation, Civic Engagement; and Advocates against unjust, discriminatory laws that affect the community.
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