October 11 is observed annually as International Girl Child Day. The day aims at shedding light on needs and challenges girls' face on a daily basis along with the promotion of women empowerment. Here are some great quotes which represent the Women of today. Notable personalities have reacted on the International Girl Child day as well.
Reports suggest that 25 years ago, some 30,000 women and men from 200 countries had arrived from Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women who were determined at the time to recognize the rights of women and girls as human rights. The conference culminated in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Many famous personalities have spoken about women empowerment. Here are some notable quotes.
Eleanor Roosevelt: Without your consent no one can make you feel inferior
Maya Angelou: One can never know how amazing one can be if one is is trying to be normal
Writer William Shakespeare: She maybe little but she is fierce
Amelia Earheart: The most impactful way to do it is to do it
TV personality Oprah Winfrey: Just Harness power to passion if you want to fly
Saint Mother Teresa: One cannot do great things only small things with great love
UN chief has expressed his view on International Girl Child Day
"Girls can be powerful agents of change, and nothing should keep them from participating fully in all areas of life. "— United Nations (@UN) October 11, 2019
-- @antonioguterres on Friday's #DayOfTheGirl. https://t.co/I9oHG27zdK pic.twitter.com/PT2b7S7I25
Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani also reacted to the day.
On International Girl Child Day, let us reaffirm our commitment towards ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ and work towards ensuring gender parity in our society. pic.twitter.com/nFsd3GWWLE— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) October 11, 2019