International Day of the Girl Child

October 11th is the International Day of the Girl Child. The UN Women website says:

This year, International Day of the Girl (11 October) will focus on the theme, “EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict“.

Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence. In humanitarian emergencies, gender-based violence often increases, subjecting girls to sexual and physical violence, child marriage, exploitation and trafficking. Adolescent girls in conflict zones are 90 per cent more likely to be out of school when compared to girls in conflict-free countries, compromising their future prospects for work and financial independence as adults.

#RWU has decided to spotlight Malvika Iyer today. Please read about her extraordinary perseverance and accomplishments.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Day of the Girl!

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