Correct Answer : Option (C) - October 11
Every year, the International Day of Girl Child is celebrated on October 11 with the aim of empowering girls and amplifying their collective voice across the globe.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) organises events to promote the power and potential of girls. It also highlights the dire need for equal opportunities and level playing fields for girls, so that they can perform just as well — if not better — than the boys.
On this day, the United Nations, other organisations, support groups and people across the world renew their stand against violence, child marriage, rape, poor health and barriers in education for girls.
International Day of Girl Child 2022 Theme : The theme chosen by the UNICEF of the International Day of Girl Child this year is ‘Our Time Is Now — Our Rights, Our Future.’
The year 2022 also marks the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl. It’s a hopeful sign that over the past 10 years, things have improved somewhat for girls as more attention is being paid to issues that matter to them.
History and significance : The United Nations General Assembly on December 19, 2011 adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Since then, every year, the day is celebrated to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face all over the world.
The International Day
of the Girl Child focuses on the need to focus on issues that hinder a girl child’s growth and promote girls’ empowerment
and human rights..
Source : CNBC