On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
For its sixth observance, this year’s Day will focus on a theme yet to be announced by UN.
The fulfilment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative.
The international day of the girl child initiative began as a project of plan international non-governmental organization that operates worldwide. The idea for an international day of observance and celebration grew out of plan international’s Because I Am A Girl campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of nurturing girls globally and in developing countries in particular.
Plan International representatives in Canada approached the Canadian federal government seek support for the initiative.
In the light of the above, The Heartminders project, under her teenage project, Heartminders Youth Club will be joining the rest of the world on the 11th day of October, 2017 to promote girls’ rights, highlighting gender inequalities and addressing discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.
As we put adolescent girls at the centre of sustainable development efforts by making critical investments in their present and future, we invite you to join us.
Venue: Ikeja, Lagos.
Theme: “‘Yet to be announced ‘
Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.