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Celebrating Girls: They Conquer the World

Celebrating Girls: They Conquer the World -- International Day of the Girl is October 11, 2013

In the lead up to International Day of the Girl, National Girl Child Day is honored in Bangladesh this September. Since 2000, THP-Bangladesh and the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum have celebrated National Girl Child Day each year as part of the annual Children’s Rights Week. Read about the activities The Hunger Project-Bangladesh has planned for this year's celebration.

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Human Chains in Support of New Policy for Women in Bangladesh

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On April 13, simultaneous human chains in 64 districts of Bangladesh were held to demonstrate support for the newly proposed Women’s Development Policy, which aims to secure a more active role for women in various sectors of national life, a progressive step to ensure that Bangladesh’s women enjoy equal rights with men politically, economically and socially.

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Bangladesh Honors Girl Children

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On October 6, 2009, the tenth annual National Girl Child Day was celebrated at more than 700 locations across Bangladesh to take a stand for the end of discrimination against girls. This year's theme was "Let every girl child grow up in a safe and joyful environment."

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Bangladesh Honors Girl Children

RallyGirl.jpg

On October 6, 2009, the tenth annual National Girl Child Day was celebrated at more than 700 locations across Bangladesh to take a stand for the end of discrimination against girls. This year's theme was "Let every girl child grow up in a safe and joyful environment."

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Art Competition in Bangladesh Honors Girl Children

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About 400 children gathered for an art competition organized by member organizations of the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum, including The Hunger Project, which serves as the secretariat. This year's theme was "Let every girl child grow up in a safe and fun-filled environment."

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Woman Leader in Bangladesh Prioritizes Education

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Hosne Ara Asma, known as Asma, has been a THP animator in Bangladesh since 1997. After taking part in THP's special women leaders' training, she now regularly arranges courtyard meetings on issues such as sanitation, early marriage, nutrition and gender equality. In cooperation with other animators, Asma also runs three adult education centers.

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2008 National Girl Child Day Celebration in Bangladesh

National Girl Child Day in Bangladesh

On October 15, 2008 the people of Bangladesh observed the 9th National Girl Child Day. National Girl Child Day is a national strategy that seeks to improve the status of and end discrimination against girls in Bangladeshi society. Since 2000, Bangladesh has celebrated National Girl Child Day each year as one day of the annual Children's Rights Week.

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