International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11th each year to raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities faced by girls worldwide.
- The theme for this year is “Invest in Girls’ Rights- Our Leadership, Our Well-being.”
- On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognize and address the unique challenges faced by girls worldwide.
- Various government schemes in India, such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, have increased awareness of the importance of valuing the girl child and have led to improvements in sex ratios and increased enrollment of girls in secondary education.
- The Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0 is an Integrated Nutrition Support Programme aimed at addressing malnutrition challenges in children, adolescent girls, pregnant women, and lactating mothers.
Q.: What is the theme for the International Day of the Girl Child in the year 2023?
a. Empowering Girls for a Bright Future
b. Invest in Girls’ Rights- Our Leadership, Our Well-being
c. Girls United: A Path to Equality
d. Empowering the Next Generation of Women
Ans : b. Invest in Girls’ Rights- Our Leadership, Our Well-being