Trump issues statement honoring women for International Day of the Girl

The International Day of the Girl Child gives people and organizations the opportunity to raise public awareness of the different types of discrimination and abuse that many girls around the world suffer from.

The United Nation General Assembly on December 19th 2011 adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. In all, about 7.5 million girls are married illegally every year. Along with it being an awesome showcase of girls' talents, the Freedom for Girls campaign provides resources on how to achieve the Global Goals by helping with things like stopping violence against girls, getting girls in school, and ending child marriage by 2030. UN Women shares the shocking reality of violence that occurs to girls daily, "Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence". The video features girls in different locations lip-syncing and dancing (amazingly) to the Lemonade track, as well as statistics about the challenges that girls face around the world, including child marriage, human trafficking, HIV, and not being able to receive an education.

On Wednesday, the International Day of the Girl, the singer posted a video on her Facebook page, partnering with Salma Hayek's Chime for Change initiative and The Global Goals to produce the clip. And we encourage you to take it one step further for girls worldwide by checking out how else you can achieve the Global Goals on their Day of the Girl website. The report added that across the world, there are almost 100 million girls who do not have laws protecting them from child marriage.

Abolition of discriminatory approach about them is key to their progress socially and economically, said Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) Chairperson Fauzia Viqar on the International Day of the Girl.

Vanessa Coleman

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