11 Oct | Gender Equality

11 October 2016: The International Day of the Girl Child

Today sees more than 250 girls around the world taking over the jobs of presidents, mayors, head teachers and business leaders in a 24-hour stunt to call for greater gender equality.

A 17-year-old girl is running the UN’s Geneva office, a 13-year-old is chief of police in India and Ireland has its first 18-year-old female mayor, as part of the global action for the International Day of the Girl Child today.

Teenagers are today carrying out the roles of the Vice President of European Commission, The President of Nepal, The Spanish Congress, several Canadian ministries, 11 Paraguayan ministries, The Minister for Human Rights in Pakistan, numerous UN departments and many more...

Huffington Post (11 October 2016)