Embrace, Empower, and Educate every girl child.
International Girl Child Day is observed on October 11th. This auspicious day aims to make people aware of and find solutions for girls’ daily problems worldwide.
Significance of Girl Child Day.
The 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl is in 2022. (IDG). Gov’ts, lawmakers, and the general public have paid greater attention to problems affecting girls over the past ten years. Moreover, girls have also had greater possibilities to speak out worldwide. The concomitant crises of climate change, COVID-19, and humanitarian war make it even harder for girls to reach their full potential due to the restricted rights made in girls’ rights. Girls are confronted with unheard-of obstacles to their education, physical and stigma around mental health, and the safeguards required for a life free from abuse.
According to the Ghana Statistical Service, 25,999 are girls aged 12 to 14.
The 2021 Population and Housing Census revealed that 79,733 girls in Ghana aged 12 to 17 have been married or living with a man. According to the Ghana Statistical Service, 25,999 are girls aged 12 to 14.
The regions with the highest percentage of girls ever in union are North East with 13 percent, Savannah with 10.9 percent, and Northern with 10.6 percent, all with rates more than twice the national average of 4 percent. Three out of every 10 of these girls are in the Northern Region of Ghana, which has the highest number of girls who have never attended school (73,516), followed by the Savannah (27,930) and North East (22,857) regions.
“These three regions also have the highest percentage of girls currently not attending school (never attended or attended in the past), with Savannah leading all regions with 40.2%, followed by the North East Region (29.3%) and the Northern Region (28.5%).” The national figure is 7.8 percent, representing 285,271 girls aged 6 to 14 who are not attending school.
Three out of every four girls aged 6 to 14 are not attending school and live in rural areas.
Further, 99,150 girls under 15 years are engaged in economic activity, with half out of school.
“Half (49.9%) of girls engaged in economic activity is in the Northern (22,647), Oti (17,694), and North East (9,153) regions which have the highest share of girls in economic activity,” the service noted.
This data was released to mark the International Day of the Girl.
SOURCE and Credit: Citinewsroom.
The pandemic has exacerbated already-heavy responsibilities on females worldwide and erased significant advancements made in the previous ten years. But overcoming obstacles requires resiliency, inventiveness, persistence, and more. The 600 million teenage girls throughout the globe have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to drive transformation in their societies and make them stronger for everyone—women, boys, and men—if given the tools and the chance.
Girls are prepared for a decade of rapid advancement. It’s time for all of us to take responsibility – alongside and for teenage girls – and to invest in a future society that values their agency, ambition, and potential.
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From the time she came into the world as a child, she had the potential to become anything she wanted to, be a doctor, a novelist, a corporate executive, a parent, a professor, etc. By removing some of the challenges she confronts, we can provide her with the access, knowledge, and healthy ingredients she requires to make her own decisions.
A young teenage girl will face different difficulties depending on where she lives, and how we deal with those difficulties will differ. Join the worldwide call to action on International Day of the Girl. Develop practical answers, pay attention to young teenage women’s aspirations, and mentor someone who will one day face the difficulties she experiences and win.
How Can You Join This Social Cause?
The perfect way to participate in global initiatives is to promote girls’ lives in the world’s poorest countries. Take up mentoring. Our charitable organization ensures that social workers and contributors in local non-profit organizations in Ghana can easily connect with these teenage girls to have a promising future.
Join us and donate resources to the classrooms to help improve the end of these girls. Speak about female leaders from the past and present to females in your life to encourage or motivate them to make their future successful. Share the tales of people who’ve already improved the world, whether educators, authors, political figures, or activists. Use the hashtag #TheDayOfTheGirl to share your social media posts and help improve young girls’ daily lives.