day of the girl
Besides being a fundamental human right, gender equality is essential to achieve societies with faster economic growth and sustainable development. Yet in many places, discrimination and violence against girls and women is still rampant.
Many believe that gender inequality only impacts the lives of girls in developing countries; but it’s an injustice that prevails in all corners of the world, even in Canada. Canadian women have been one of the most powerful sources of growth in recent decades – but we need to do more to make sure girls and women everywhere can thrive.
International Day of the Girl (October 11, 2020) aims to shine a light on these injustices and the many challenges girls still face. The origins of the annual event go back to 1995 with the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most comprehensive policy agenda for women’s empowerment to date. Since then, more girls have gone on to attend school while fewer are getting married or becoming mothers while still children themselves. learn more
The focus for this year is "Digital generation. Our generation.".
Digital learning has increased due to the pandemic but access to technology is still unevenly distributed around the world.
Moreover, girls are more likely to be excluded. According to UNICEF, globally, the gender gap for access to internet is 17% in 2019 and for developing countries, the gap is 43%.
The research goes on to state that it's not only access to internet but girls are less likely pursue tech-related jobs due to the lack of education and even access to devices. This year, we're joining the conversation to address the inequity and exclusion so that can we foster a digital revolution for all.
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