Monthly Archives: October 2012

Five Questions for Muluken Arefaine on addressing child marriage in Ethiopia


Five Questions for Muluken Arefaine on addressing child marriage in Ethiopia | UN Women.

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, at the Plan International Because I am a Girl Launch Event | UN Women


Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, at the Plan International Because I am a Girl Launch Event | UN Women.

Want to Change the World? Invest in a Girl


Want to Change the World? Invest in a Girl.

Legal systems failing to prevent abuse of teen girls


Legal systems failing to prevent abuse of teen girls

Botswana women allowed to inherit / Library / Home – AWID


Botswana women allowed to inherit / Library / Home – AWID.

The international day of the girl child -End Child Marriage!


End Child Marriage is this years theme for the “International Day of the Girl Child” to marked on October 11, 2012 for the first time. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on November 11, 2011 with resolution number (A/RES/66/170)  to put a special focus on to the rights of girls around the globe and fight against the double discrimination and marginalization due to their gender and age. This world “Day of the girl child” believed to bring awareness among the international community, the UN agencies, policy makers, rights groups and civic societies to prioritize girl’s rights as the prominent issues in the coming decades.

Ending Child Marriage! was selected as an official theme of the inaugural day or this year’s celebration as Girls’ empowerment will be impossible unless we address the fact that every single day, 25,000 girls around the world are married off before they turn 18.
End Child Marriage!