International Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on 11 October. Declared by the United Nations, it was first celebrated in 2012. The day is dedicated to raising awareness on gender equality while improving opportunities and ensuring the rights of girls.
This year’s theme is “Digital Generation”. our generation.”
The United Nations noted in a statement, “Girls know their digital realities and the solutions they need to excel on their diverse paths as technologists for freedom of expression, joy and limitless potential. Increase the diversity of these technological pioneers, as well as widen the pathways so that every girl, this generation of girls – regardless of race, gender, language, ability, economic status and geographic origin – can live to the fullest potential.”
To mark the occasion, Delhi-based legal advocacy organization ADF India will be hosting a multi-artist exhibition on the theme of #SHEImagine today as part of its Vanishing Girls campaign.
The exhibition will showcase the works of 11 artists from across the country at the India International Centre, New Delhi.
“In keeping with the theme of this year’s campaign #SHEmagine, her art aims to help society envision a world where she – every girl child – enjoys purity and the right to life (love, inheritance, liberty and equality). ), rather than “disappearing” for being a girl, read the press note.
Edav Tehmina Arora, Director, ADF India, said in a statement, “In India, 7000 girls are being aborted every day just because they are girls. They need each of us to advocate that their Life, rights and liberty be protected. Artists and their artworks are a powerful voice for these unborn girls.”