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Oct 04

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October 11 is International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl Child
Since 2012, the International Day of the Girl, marked on 11 October, aims to drive global attention to the challenges girls face worldwide, while promoting girls’ empowerment and human rights. This year’s theme “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce” shines a light on the pressing need to enable every girl to acquire the necessary skills and training for employability in a world of work that is being transformed by innovation and automation. Following this year’s theme, Graduate Women International (GWI) stands with girls to develop their skills now and reach their full potential through education at the highest level. As an organization committed to improving the education space for girls, GWI aims, through its programmes such as the Bina Roy Partners in Development (BRPID), generously funded by VGIF, to provide girls with opportunities for training and skills development, thus helping them to develop the foundational, transferable and job-specific skills they need to thrive as individuals and professionals. Starting 11 October, read and share our press release and plan to follow GWI’s social media campaign, featuring assorted articles, advocacy ideas and facts raising awareness of the importance of supporting girls’ school to work transition and skills training.

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