Day of the Girl Child 2021

Day of the Girl Child 2021

Digital generation. Our generation is the theme for the International Day of the Girl Child in 2021.

During the Covid-19 pandemic the use of digital platforms for education, working and connecting with family and friends has accelerated. However not only is there a gender gap in the use of technology and the internet, girls are also less likely to own their own devices or to gain access to tech-related jobs.

In his message to mark the International Day of the Girl Secretary General António Guterres said:

“Today’s girls are part of a digital generation. It is our responsibility to join with them in all their diversity, amplify their power and solutions as digital change-makers, and address the obstacles they face in the digital space.”

Without education and employment opportunities girls and young women can be vulnerable to human trafficking and modern slavery.

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