International Education Day
International Education Day is celebrated every year on 24 January with the aim of creating awareness about education among all the people of the world. The theme of the International Day of Education for the year 2023 is 'Invest in People, Prioritize Education'. UNESCO has dedicated the fifth edition of the International Day on January 24, 2024, to all girls and women in Afghanistan who have the right to learn, study and live within their rights.
Since 15 August 2021, girls in Afghanistan have been barred from attending secondary school, the freedom of shuttering of women and girls has been restricted and women have been excluded from most sectors of the workforce.
UNESCO stated that no country in the world requires women and girls to receive education and it is a universal human right that must be respected.
Brief Description of International Education Day
Indira Gandhi is remembered as Nari Shakti on 24 January. On this day Indira Gandhi sat on the Prime Minister's chair for the first time, so it has been decided to celebrate this day as National Girl Child Day.
History of International Education Day
International Education Day is celebrated every year on 24 January in India. It was started by Women and Child Development, Government of India in 2008. Various programs are organized on this day, including organizing awareness programs on Save the Girl Child, Child Sex Ratio, and creating a healthy and safe environment for the girl child.
- To spread awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by girls in the country.
- To promote awareness about the rights of the girl child.
- To raise awareness on the importance of girl child education, health and nutrition.
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