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National Girl Child Day 2024 : Empowerment of Girls

National Girl Child Day INDIA 2024 

On January 19, 2009, in New Delhi, the Minister for Women and Child Development, Renuka Chowdhury, unveiled a calendar during the launch of new programs for the welfare of girls and women as well as the logo for National Girl Child Day.

  • Official name  National Girl Child Day
  • Observed by India
  • Type National
  • Significance Promoting awareness of issues facing girl children in India, such as education, nutrition, child marriage, legal rights, and medical care, protection, honour.
  • Date January 24
  • Frequency Annual

International Day of the Girl Child

  • International Day of the Girl, Day of Girls, Girl’s Day
  • Type International
  • Significance Raising awareness of issues facing girls internationally, such as education, nutrition, forced child marriage, legal rights, and medical rights
  • Date 11 October
  • Next time 11 October 2024
  • Frequency annual
  • First time 11 October 2012

See also National Girl Child Day in India 

  • Child marriage
  • Girl
  • Gender equality
  • Hinamatsuri
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • International Women’s Day
  • International development
National Girl Child Day 2024
National Girl Child Day 2024

UN and other estimates  Source % Females married  (< 18) Data Year Sampling Method Reference

  1. ICRW 47 1998 small sample survey
  2. UN 30 2005 small sample survey
  3. NFHS-3 44.5 1998–2002 small sample survey
  4. UNICEF 47 2005–06
  5. UNICEF 27 2015–16
  6. NFHS-4 26.8 2015–2016

Laws against child marriage in INDIA 

  • The Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929
  • The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006
  • Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021
  • Legal action on legal confusion
  • The Convention to End All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, or CEDAW for short
National Girl Child Day 2024
National Girl Child Day 2024

National Girl Child Day 2024 :

According to the report of the National Crime Records Bureau, there was a 15 per cent increase in crimes against women in 2021. In the year 2023, a 10-year-old girl was raped and her body was cut into 10 pieces in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. In Bhilwara, an incident of throwing an innocent girl in a coal furnace came to light. Women were paraded naked in Udaipur and Pratapgarh districts.

National Girl Child Day 2024
National Girl Child Day 2024

The purpose of National Girl Child Day

The purpose of National Girl Child Day is to raise awareness of the issues facing girls and women, preserve their rights, and shield them from crimes against them. Every year on January 24, National Girl Child Day is observed to empower the nation’s girls.

Let us know when and why the celebration of National Girl Child Day started. What is the theme of Girls’ Day 2024 this year and which woman is behind celebrating this day?

Why is Girl’s Day celebrated only on 24th January?

On January 24, we celebrate Girls’ Day for a very unique reason. Indira Gandhi, the nation’s first female prime minister, is remembered on this day. On January 24, 1966, Indira Gandhi took office as prime minister. To raise awareness among women about women’s empowerment and to commemorate the nation’s daughter’s achievement in attaining this highest position, January 24 was deemed significant each year.

National Girl Child Day 2024
National Girl Child Day 2024

The theme of National Girl Child Day 2024

Every year a special theme of Girls’ Day is decided. The theme of Girls’ Day in 2021 was ‘Digital Generation, Our Generation’. The theme of Girls’ Day 2024 has not been announced yet.

Purpose of Celebrating Girls’ Day

This day is marked with celebrations aimed at educating the nation’s female citizens about their rights, equal opportunities, and appreciation for their advancement in society. In addition, raising awareness of the discrimination against girls is another goal.

History of National Girl Child Day

The Ministry of Women and Child Development created National Girl Child Day in 2008. Since then, this day has been commemorated annually with a unique theme throughout India. In a culture where girls are dealing with gender inequity, educational barriers, school dropout, girl child health care, child marriage, and gender-based violence, the initiative seeks to recognize the particular difficulties that girls face.

 

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