Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
The theme for this year is to “EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises”. The United Nations in their official website states “The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises.”
As an organization working towards a gender neutral society for more than three decades, we firmly believe that empowerment of women happens from the time they are girls. By ensuring equal conditions of birth, health facilities, education and social rights for girls from the time they are born, a society of strong and confident women are naturally created, who are empowered enough to fulfill their aspirations and benefit their society. Our project targeted at educating 40 girls in Delhi last year, and our ongoing project on empowering girls of Haryana through sports, are our efforts towards achieving a gender neutral society by providing a myriad of opportunities to girls, in order to realize their maximum potential.
Let us work together to empower our girls, to ensure a future generation of strong and confident women!