Day of the Girl

Day of the Girl

The motive behind recognising this day is to educate people about the rights of girls, and promote a culture of gender equality. The theme of International Day of Girl Child 2023 is: 

'Invest in Girls' Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being.'

Girls around the world continue to face many challenges. Here are some shocking facts:

- Statistics South Africa reported almost 34 000 teenage pregnancies during 2020, with 660 of those being girls under the age of 13.
- More than 340 million women and girls will still live in extreme poverty by 2030. (United Nations Statistics)
- An estimated 110 million girls and young women will remain out of school in 2030 at the current rate of progress. (United Nations Statistics)
-  1 in 5 young women are married before age 18. (United Nations Statistics)

Day of the Girl

Let us support and empower the girls and ensure that they are not left behind. United Way's key pillars of Education, Health and Income Generation, prioritizes and mobilizes the resources to support the girl-child throughout. 

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