October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

On October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child is commemorated .This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1995 Beijing World Conference cataloged as the most important manifestation of the international community for materializing gender equality as a fundamental right that breaks the gaps in parity and patriarchal models worldwide.

Even with this, it is undeniable that women and girls face great challenges in each of the countries, which is why one of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda is gender equality (SDG 5), which is vital priority to generate laws, policies, programs and services with a gender perspective to advance in terms of equity.

In the field of education, Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO points out that 132 million girls are still out of school and of these, 9 million – compared to 3 million boys – will never enter a classroom. 

On this day we proudly commemorate each of the great results of women’s struggle for equality and the achievements they have made, but we also do not forget the pending tasks to ensure that all girls grow up in equal, fair and equitable settings.