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UN - International Day of the Girl Child - October 11th

Posted 9/30/2018

The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

 

Today's generation of girls are preparing to enter a world of work that is being transformed by innovation and automation.  Educated and skilled workers are in great demand, but roughly a quarter of young people - most of them female - are currently neither employed or in education or training.

Of the 1 billion young people - including 600 million adolescent girls - that will enter the workforce in the next decade, more than 90% of those living in developing countries will work in the informal sector, where low or no pay, abuse and exploitation are common.

On October 11, International Day of the Girl, we are working alongside all girls to expand existing learning opportunities, chart new pathways and calling on the global community to rethink how to prepare them for a successful transition into the world of work.