International Days in October, from today 11 Oct: Girl Child

11 October
is the international Day of the Girl Child.
UN theme for 2013:  Innovating for Girls’ Education
and there are many issues requiring urgent attention** world-wide.

Intel has created an International Day of the Girl (IDG) toolkit.
Click through to make your mark.

** New UN Women chief makes education top priority
The new head of the United Nations (UN) women’s rights agency, UN Women, says
girls’ access to education will be a top priority in the coming years, but warned that the body’s limited budget was “the elephant in the room”. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, a former Deputy President of South Africa, also said she wanted closer collaboration with other UN agencies to achieve progress on crucial issues including reproductive health and economic empowerment.
“In the realm of things we need to do (…)I look at education as one of the founding services that all women and girls need to access in order for us to make a difference,” the new UN Women Executive Director said in her first media briefing.

** States adopt first ever resolution on child, early and forced marriage at Human Rights Council
The resolution is supported by a cross-regional group of over 100 countries, including countries with high rates of child marriage. The resolution stresses the need to include child, early and forced marriage in post-2015 international development agenda.
13 October
see:  International Day for Disaster Reduction (13 October)
15 October
see:  International Day of Rural Women
16 October
is World Food Day, see: World Food Day [FAO]
17 October
is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 October
World Development Information Day
24 October
is United Nations Day, United Nations Day
27 October
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage [UNESCO]

Beverley Turner
Deputy Convenor  New Zealand Women’s Watch
[registered as Pacific Women’s Watch (NZ)]
ph:  +64 9 4180700
Working for Gender Justice

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