11th October 2016 is International Day of the Girl. The day focuses girl’s rights around the world and in many cases, their lack of rights.
The UN’s theme for the day is ‘Girls’ Progress = Goals Progress: What Counts for Girls’.
The Punch brings a few reactions on the day from social media platform, Twitter.
RT@ilo:The burden of unpaid household work starts at an early age 4 girls&gets worse as they get older #dayofthegirl pic.twitter.com/PBYt5hXd6r
— Nili Majumder (@NiliMajumder) October 11, 2016
— Abbah (@abbah_danladi) October 11, 2016
I stand with @SheLeadsAfrica in saying that all girls should have the right to go to school and get a quality education #DayOfTheGirl
— SARAT O' BEBE FASHION STORE (@saratthompson) October 11, 2016
It's #DayoftheGirl! Join in today's celebrations @UNICEF @PlanGlobal @ngocswgeneva @ItsOnUs @HAGinitiative #IDG2016 https://t.co/lmNMYrrylK
— womenstrongintl (@womenstrongintl) October 11, 2016