The International Day of the Girl Child gives people and organizations the opportunity to raise public awareness of the different types of discrimination and abuse that many girls around the world suffer. On this day, many community and political leaders talk to the public about the importance of girls’ right to equal education and their fundamental freedoms. Various events are held to showcase the work that people are doing to empower girls through active support and engagement with parents, families, and the wider community.
Together, we must create a world where violence against women and girls is never tolerated and girls are always empowered to reach their full potential. Girls have the power to change the world. Girls aren’t just victims of abuse or violence, they are actually powerful actors. They represent not just the future, but the present and that is why this summit is very important to its future.