HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY
Today not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by climate change and poverty.
One in three will experience sexual and physical violence, half are denied choices about their own bodies and health, and 132 million girls are currently out of school on this current course it will take another 136 years to close the global gender gap.
These statistics are shocking, and if they have only been accelerated by the covid-19 pandemic.
In 1995 leaders from across the global met in beijing to achieve a world where every woman and girl can go to school and learn, control her future, and learn equal pay for equal work, An equal world to all.
In 2021 world leaders agreed to honor these aims at the generation equality forum, but the pace of change has been for slow-and the covid-19 pandemic is increasing gender inequalities.
Girls are today unrecognised superheroes empowering adolescent girls is central to a sustainable future and breaking the cycle of poverty,it is critically important that leaders give them the support they deserve.As global citizen,we call on you to commit to the recommendation of the generation equality forum, to tackle the unfinished business needed to achieve gender equality and help every girl achieve her potential.
Happy international girl child day!