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International Day of the Girl Child- 11 October 2018.

 

 

Human trafficking, exploitation, harassment, exclusion, physical violence, intimidation, bullying and psychological aggression, child- marriage, gender bias, unemployment, while occurring to both males and females, are more likely to happen to a woman and girl.(EU Survey, Nov. 2017).

Across the world, girls face adversities that hinder their education, training and entry into the workforce. They have less access to information, communication technology and resources such as the internet where the global gender gap is growing.

quarter of young people, most of them girls, are neither employed nor getting an education or training.

This year alone, 12 million girls under 18 will be married, and 21 million girls aged 15 to 19 years will become pregnant in developing regions. (www.unwomen.org).

The RENATE network through its membership across 30 European countries, works in the areas of economic and vocational empowerment, human trafficking and exploitation awareness-raising and prevention, with both genders. For more, check out the newly-built RENATE website at www.renate-europe.net

For more on the International Day of the Girl Child: https://www.unicef.org/gender-equality/international-day-of-the-girl-2018

https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/international-day-of-the-girl-child-2018/

http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/girl-child

Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.