“The International Day of the Girl Child promotes girls’ rights and highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys. It is a UN observance that is annually held on 11 October”.
What do people do?
The International Day of the Girl Child gives people and organisations the opportunity to raise public awareness of the different types of discrimination and abuse that many girls around the world suffer from.
On this day, many community and political leaders talk to the public about the importance of girls’ right to equal education and their fundamental freedoms. Various events are held to showcase the work that people are doing to empower girls through active support and engagement with parents, families, and the wider community.
As a continuation of the global Girls in ICT Day and International Day of the Girl Child, Girls Invent Tomorrow will be hosting a Girls in ICT event on 11 October 2013 at Durban ICC.
High school girls have been invited to to attend an informative session with women in the ICT sector.
The objective of the event is to:
- To educate girl learners and young women about career opportunities available in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector.
- To empower girl learners and young women to expand their horizons and look at the many exciting career opportunities in the traditionally male-dominated sector.
- To encourage girl learners and young women to consider and pursue careers in ICT sector.