"In addition, close to 100 million girls are not protected against child marriage under the laws of their countries", said a research from Save the Children and the World Bank. "Not only do more girls drop out as education progresses, around 13.2 per cent girls continue to be illiterate, compared to 10 per cent of boys (Census 2011)", it added. Girls are also vulnerable to sexual violence.
"On International Day of the Girl Child, we reaffirm our commitment to work towards gender equality and increase gender sensitisation".
The Conversation cafe is an initiative that fosters alternative education sessions and interactive dialogues on pressing issues affecting the community for the sake of self/community development.
"Today, across the world, empowered girls are raising their voices to fight for their rights and protection in all contexts".
Paris serves as this year's headquarters for the #GirlsTakeover movement, and the city will host the Girls' Rights Summit 2017 as well as a celebration with global leaders from all different industries.
For the session to be sustainable and to measure impact the girls will be adopted by 30 inspiring adults as mentees, who would be present at the workshop to help provide proper guidance and lead the girls by example. (ALSO READ Mumbai CSMT Lights Up In Pink To Support International Day of the Girl Child).
"The longer a girl stays in education, the more likely it is that she grows up healthy, secures a livelihood and has healthy and educated children of her own". But look carefully, they are telling a story; the story which is shared mutually by millions of girl around the world. It's International Day of the Girl, a day set up by the United Nations in 2011 that focuses on the girl as a child with her potential to do anything she strives to achieve in life.