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U.N., NGOs Recognize International Day Of The Girl Child

News outlets report on the International Day of the Girl Child, recognized annually on October 11.

The Guardian: Day of girl child marked by clarion call to ‘walk the walk’ on gender equality
“Despite new legislation and proactive policies such as quotas, the world is failing to deliver on equality between girls and boys, according to a report that calls for a sea change in attitudes across society as well as sustained, vocal support for grassroots movements…” (Chonghaile, 10/10).

NPR: A Day For Global Girls Gets People Talking, But Then What?
“Tomorrow marks the third International Day of the Girl Child, designated by the U.N. to highlight the need to create a better world for adolescent girls. … But these days, it seems like every other day is the International Day of this, that, or the other thing. … It makes you wonder: How effective are these commemorative days? Goats and Soda asked a few scholars who specialize in global issues. Their answers were decidedly mixed…” (Poon, 10/10).

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of International Day of the Girl Child, U.N. urges end to violence against women, girls
“The United Nations has paid tribute to the almost one billion young and adolescent girls living around the world as many of them continue to face daily challenges to their development and overall diminished potential due to the enduring scourge of gender discrimination and violence…” (10/10).