International Day of the Girl Child

International day of the girl

“Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she’ll conquer the world.”- Marilyn Monroe

Since 2012, 11th October is celebrated as the International Day of the Girl Child or the Day of the Girl. It is an international observance day declared by United Nations. The significance of the day is to raise awareness of issues faced by girls internationally surrounding education, nutrition, child marriage, legal and medical rights. The celebration of the day also “reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning, and research.” Here are some of the quotes by powerful women around the world.

  • “I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.” ―Maya Angelou
  • “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” —Melinda Gates
  • “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” —Michelle Obama
  • “A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K Rowling
  • “Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody”- Jane Austen
  • “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.”  – Charlotte Bronte


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