What is International Day of the Girl?

by | Sep 16, 2022 | News Feed

Since 2012, The United Nations has marked October 11th as the International Day of the Girl. This annual campaign is used to shine a light on the challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

This year, we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG). In these last 10 years, there has been increased attention on issues that matter to girls amongst governments, policymakers and the general public, and more opportunities for girls to have their voices heard on the global stage. Yet, investments in girls’ rights remain limited and girls continue to confront a myriad of challenges to fulfilling their potential; made worse by concurrent crises of climate change, COVID-19 and humanitarian conflict. Girls around the world continue to face unprecedented challenges to their education, their physical and mental wellness, and the protections needed for a life without violence. COVID-19 has worsened existing burdens on girls around the world and worn away important gains made over the last decade.

With adversity, however, comes resourcefulness, creativity, tenacity, and resilience. The world’s 600 million adolescent girls have shown time and time again that given the skills and the opportunities, they can be the change-makers driving progress in their communities, building back stronger for all, including women, boys and men. 

Girls are ready for a decade of acceleration forward. It is time for us all to stand accountable – with and for girls – and to invest in a future that believes in their agency, leadership and potential. 

In our usual practice, Yarang Llamisi Foundation is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the annual International Day of the Girl Child Essay Competition for secondary school students in Gombe State. The essay competition encourages critical thinking towards proposing solutions to girl child challenges in Nigeria. 

YLF International Day of the Girl Essay Writing Competition

To participate in this competition, our young ladies will be required to write a short essay of not more than 500 words on the theme “Our Time Is Now – Our Rights Our Future” exploring the social and cultural practices in Gombe that are harmful to girls at the moment, that could impact their future; and, ways to protect girls’ rights from these practices so they can have a bright future, for a chance to win a Computer Tablet and receive an educational grant worth N50,000 and other consolation prizes.


“What social and cultural practices in Gombe are harmful to girls now, that could impact their future tomorrow; and, what can be done now to protect girls’ rights to ensure they have a bright future?”


Yarang Llamisi Foundation


Educational grant worth ₦50,000 + Other Consolation Prizes


Sunday 2nd of October 2022


Must be schooling in Gombe State.

Send your essay, your full name, age, school, phone number and email address to:

  1. Via email to info@ylf-ng.org; or
  2. Via Whatsapp on +44 7437 693985

Top 10 entries will be selected and the names of winners will be uploaded online.

Top 3 entries will be posted on our website.

The contest is open to girls age 12 – 16, and they must be in secondary school in Gombe State.

Each entry must include your full details – name, school, email address, phone number.

Entries received after the end date (Sunday 2nd of October 2022) will not be considered.


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