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Int'l Girl Child Day being observed

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                                                 Girl Child Model: Tasnia Islam Zinnat

Noman Patwary—Oct 11, 2017: International Day of the Girl Child is being observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the globe on Wednesday.

Annually October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child declared by the United Nations. It was first observed in October 2012.

Aiming to highlight the plight of thousands of girls and provide more opportunity for them while increasing awareness of the gender inequality they face worldwide based upon their gender.

This inequality includes areas such as right to and access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and protection from discrimination, violence and forced child marriage.

While issues concerning the girl child exist all over the world especially in under developing/developing countries, in some places it is worse than in others - for instance in our own country where women are held in low esteem by many and gender inequality is rampant.