International Day of the Girl Child is observed annually on October 11 to bring attention to the gender inequity that girls endure.International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations

It is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child.

The primary objective of the day is to draw more attention from policymakers, the general public, and governments to issues that matter to girls. On this day, the United Nations and other organisations host conferences and discussions on a wide range of topics

The Beijing Declaration was adopted by the UN in 1995 during the World Conference on Women in Beijing. This resolution is the first to specifically call out girls’ rights.

The United Nations General Assembly declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child on 19 December 2011. The day was formed to focus on the fulfilment of the human rights of girls and the challenges that they face.

On this day, seminars, talks, and campaigns are held to raise awareness on the importance of girls’ education, safety, and health. It doesn’t only focus on issues related to the girl child, but also acknowledges the challenges faced by adolescent girls.

The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender.

The celebration of the day also "reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning and research