Innovating for Girls’ Education

 In 2011, United Nations General Assembly
adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the
Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face
around the world. Girls face discrimination and violence every day across the
world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to
address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the
fulfillment of their human rights. The theme for 2013 is:  “Innovating for Girls’ Education”

“On this
International Day of the Girl Child, let us work together to invest in
education so that girls can advance in their personal development and
contribute to our common future.”   
(Ban Ki Moon)