Today, October 11, is the first annual International Day of the Girl Child.
On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
In recognition of the day, IWDA would like to highlight some of our partners’ work with young women and girls. Download our PDF “IWDA working with youth” to understand some of the ways our partners in Asia and the Pacific are currently supporting the next generation of women to take control of their rights.
Partners featured include:
Download the PDF to access detailed information on these programs.
Traditional expectations that women will take primary responsibility for household and care work can limit their ability to earn income by limiting livelihood opportunities to those that can be fitted around household and care responsibilities.
Beatris do Santos is the leader of the women’s group Haburas Goronto in rural Timor-Leste.
Elizabeth Tongne is the Director of Wide Bay Conservation Association (WBCA) in Papua New Guinea (PNG).