11th October, International Day of the Girl Child

Is it too much to ask to treat everyone equally in our societies?

In 2012, the United Nations declared October 11 the International Day of the Girl Child(1). It strives to wake us and shake us to the core concerning the injustice a baby girl is fated to face within her lifetime.

Discrimination against anybody based on gender shouldn’t persevere in our modern lives. All the same, even though there are numerous notable initiatives to raise awareness to support shifts in societies around the planet to ease the weight a girl child carries, fundamental human rights are still stripped from many of them.How heavy is this weight? Estimate yourself what unfairnesses towards children born with female gender in our current world there are.

Here are some hints:

● In 2016, 62 million girls were denied access to education(2).

● Amongst children between 5-14, girls labour 160 million hours more on household chores than boys(3).

● Every 7 seconds a girl younger than 15 is forced into marriage(3).

● Globally, 1 in 4 girls must be married before the age of 18(4).

Now, take action by initiating conversations about why it is essential to wipe out inequalities affecting girls. Discuss how your society treats girls differently and how it can be made fairer for them.

Take action TODAY: consider joining many people worldwide sending a girl to school by purchasing handmade Kenyan Rafiki/necklace at http://www.GirlLove.com
All incomes go to send a girl child to school.

The project GirlLove is run by Lilly Singh (YouTube known as Superwoman) a UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador. (5)(6)

Or, as always, address (SDG5) gender inequality through AIESEC initiatives at http://www.aiesec.net by volunteering or sponsoring someone to do so.

Article was written by Krisztina Kapuvári (findyourownlight) and originally posted on 10th October 2018 on Alumnet of AIESEC Alumni International – the platform available only for registered AIESEC alumnus.

Reposted on “whatareyoustillwaitingfor” blog, available for public.

The opinions expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of AAI.


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(1) http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/

(2) https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/first-lady-michelle-obama-champions-education-day-girl-n664066

(3) http://time.com/4526281/international-day-girl-2016/

(4) https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/11/how-are-you-marking-international-day-of-the-girl-share-your-stories-guardianwitness

(5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk9tnswfmmw

(6) http://in.one.un.org/in-news/lilly-singh-appointed-unicefs-newest-goodwill-ambassador/

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