Staggering statistics still plague women and girls globally.
Signature campaign, speak out sessions in the community and colleges, and experts talk on issues affecting girl child also marked the day.
"I believe that empowered girls transform societies". It is for this reason that the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs have chose to work together to promote greater participation of women in sports, the Minister said.
This year, over 600 girls in more than 60 countries will take over positions in leadership as a statement on the importance of introducing girls to their ability to lead.
Roughly 7.5 million girls annually become child brides in nations where early marriage has been banned.
"Child marriage and other social pressures hamper a child's growth".
This inequality includes areas such as right or access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage.
Over the next few slides, check out these nine quotes we found to empower the women of the world on this International Day of the Girl. "They should see both genders equally", she added. "They should have freedom about what the want to be in life", he added.
Vincent Belho, FPAI general manager, Nagaland Branch, speaking on the same note said the rally would tell the government and citizens to stop violence against the girl child and stop gender-based violence.
The Valedictory Address was delivered by Sh. "On International Day of the girl, please share the stories of these girls and, like them, #ClaimYourPlace". "This year we're celebrating a new and different generation of powerful girls, using the protest anthem of the moment, Beyoncé's Freedom - because what we need now is action".
The minister said that the ministry has put in place some strategies to encourage girl-child education in schools which includes advocacy and sensitization. It also recognizes girls as powerful agents of change and as leaders of tomorrow.