It was the UN International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) on October 11th; a day designated for promoting the rights of girls and addressing the unique challenges they face.
This is the 3rd year of IDGC and this year´s theme is “Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence”.
Why is this an important event? Because even though we live in the 21st century, a time where all peoples are supposed to be free, many are not free at all. Way too many are girls who are trapped and voiceless.
You can read the statement from UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka here. And you can read more off the UN website. There is also a video on the UNICEF website which gives more insight.
In order to commemorate this day, Angel Crafts Shop is running a special – BUY 2 GET 1 FREE. Visit the shop to get the code and take advantage of this offer. Remember your purchase will also help our Orphan of the Month, Addie, grow her adoption grant.