The theme for the 2022 celebration is “Our Time Is Now – Our Rights, Our Future.”
The International Day of the Girl Child celebrates the power of girls and highlight the barriers they face, as declared by the United Nation General Assembly in 2011.“All girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life. Let’s enable girls to thrive in school, in politics, in business and in all aspects of their lives. Because investing in girls is investing in our common future. #DayOfTheGirl”.
In 2022, we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG). In these last 10 years, there has been increased attention on issues that matter to girls amongst governments, policymakers and the general public, and more opportunities for girls to have their voices heard on the global stage. Yet, investments in girls’ rights remain limited and girls continue to confront a myriad of challenges to fulfilling their potential. Girls around the world continue to face unprecedented challenges to their education, their physical and mental wellness, and the protection needed for a life without violence. The world’s 600 million adolescent girls have shown time and time again that given the skills and the opportunities, they can be the change makers driving progress in their communities, building stronger for all, including women, boys and men.
Girls are ready for a decade of acceleration. It is time for us all to stand accountable – with and for girls – and to invest in a future that believes in their agency, leadership and potential.
Visions for Nigeria foundation join in celebrating the girl child day, stating “Our Time Is Now – Our Rights, Our Future.”