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Standing with her

International Day of the Girl Child

On October 11 we recognise the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child, which aims to 'highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights'.

According to UN Women, in the least developed countries, barely 60% of girls complete primary school and just 30% enrol in secondary school.

... million women and girls globally were married before their 18th birthday

At Christian Aid, gender justice is at the heart of our work - from expanding the choices and opportunities for adolescent girls in Nigeria to improving nutrition outcomes for young mothers and their children in Kenya.

To recognise the amazing girls around the world, we share these programmes, which work to empower young women and teenage girls.

Find out more about our work on gender and health