"More importantly, sports infrastructure for girls is proposed to be developed for which the (Women) Ministry is willing to contribute funds", she said.
Across the world, 15 million girls are married each year before the age of 18.
UNICEF India representative Yasmin Ali Haque told IANS: "Girl Child Day is a long term commitment of multi-sectoral partners to continue to draw attention to all girls' needs and opportunities".
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"Today, across the world, empowered girls are raising their voices to fight for their rights and protection in all contexts".
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to celebrate the International Day of the Girl with me by participating in the Government of Canada's #ClaimYourPlace campaign and tell us about the unbelievable girls who are making a difference around you. We must address the concerns of parents, engage with them in making change possible.
The IDG is now in its sixth year, and this year it focuses on the theme "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after conflict", as there are still millions of young girls living in conflict zones, which have an increased risk of gender-based violence.
Protesting Against Delhi Metro Fare Hike, AAP To Conduct 'Satyagraha' From Today
Barring the minimum fare of Rs 10 for a distance of 0-2 km, which will remain the same, fares were hiked for all other slabs. Aam Admi party announced to take out a rally against metro fare hike on 13th October at 12 pm.
Despite the fact that the tradition of child marriage is slowly being outlawed in many countries, over 20,000 girls are still married off illegally each day, Reuters revealed in a new report.
"As a sportsperson, I believe gender doesn't matter", Mithali Raj said. (ALSO READ Mumbai CSMT Lights Up In Pink To Support International Day of the Girl Child).
"Educating girls helps reduce the rate of child marriage, disease and helps strengthen the economy by helping girls have access to higher paying jobs, be economically independent thus reducing dependency rate on family breadwinners", Matida said. BBBP acknowledges the potential of adolescent girls to become the change makers and champions, breaking the mould, to claim their rights and dignity and inspiring others to do the same.
Ten Arrested In LSU Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Hazing Death
Pledges were asked questions about the fraternity, and made to drink alcohol if they answered incorrectly. We are investigating this matter with the utmost seriousness.
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