International Day of the Girl Child

on Tuesday, 06 October 2015. Posted in Current News, HERO Shop, Human Trafficking, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Cambodia

International Day of the Girl Child

             The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

LogobahagirlchildIn 2011, a United Nations resolution established 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), a day designated for promoting the rights of girls and addressing the unique challenges they face. The inaugural day in 2012 focused on the issue of ending child marriage; in 2013 the theme was “Innovating for Girls’ Education”; and in 2014 the theme was “Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence”.

As the lead agency for the Day, UNICEF, in consultation with other United Nations agencies and civil society partners, selected as this year's theme, “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030”. 

This year, as the international community assesses progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) since their bahagirlchildphotoimplementation in 2000 and launches the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for implementation by 2030, girls born at the turn of the millennium have reached adolescence, and the generation of girls born this year will be adolescents in 2030.

As we reflect on the achievements of the past 15 years and plan sustainable development goals for the next 15, it is an opportune time to consider the importance of social, economic, and political investment in the power of adolescent girls as fundamental to breaking the intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and to achieving equitable and sustainable development outcomes.UNICEF

At Be A HERO we have a strong focus on supporting the Girl Child throughout many of our projects.

Listed below this video from our project patner in Cambodia is some projects
that you can show your support to.

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City:  Phnom Penh
Project: Vocational training
Partner:  Empowering Cambodia

This project has a heart to equip, empower and enrich the lives of the Cambodian people by providing long term solutions through the provision of quality development projects and is one of the centres supported by the HERO Shop.
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City:  Phnom Penh
Project:  Rescue Home for trafficking and prostitution
Partner:  SHE

This Rescue Home is a holistic development project and after care shelter catering to the specific needs girls aged 5- 16 who have been raped, prostituted, trafficked, or at risk. 
Based in Phnom Penh, the Home provides each of these girls with a safe and secure place where counselling, medical attention, and educational/vocational training and opportunities are provided. Educational activities include attending private school with supplemented language classes in both Khmer and English, literacy and computer skills.

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City:  Miraj, India
Project:  Night Creche & Computer School
Partner:  Homes of Hope International

The city of Miraj is located approximately 400km's south of Mumbai and is home to over 500 commercial sex workers. Miraj has one of the highest incidences of HIV/Aids in India.

The Night Crèche project will increase protection for these children at risk through a safe place for them to sleep at night, assistance with homework, teaching personal boundaries and health, a meal, seminars for their mothers, and access to a social worker and assessment services that will determine when a high risk child needs to be taken into full time care. Furthermore, the Night Crèche project will also conduct a computer school for primary and high school age children to give them skills that will enable them to find employment, or pursue tertiary education, upon completing high school.
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City: Svay Pak, Cambodia
Project: Vocational Training
Partner: Agape International Ministries

Svay Pak is known as the prostitution capital of Phnom Penh. Be A HERO is working in Svay Pak to eradicate prostitution, human trafficking and slave labour by partnering in a vocational training facility which rescues the girls, rehabilitates them and then teaches sewing, English and Khmer literacy and numeracy, bible study, personal care and values.  The girls are employed in the sewing business which is providing them with good wages, working conditions and sustainability.
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