International Day of the Girl Child is an international 'observance' day declared by the United Nations.
According to information gathered from Wikipedia, it was first celebrated on the 11th October, 2012.
The observation supports more opportunities for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender.
This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, protection from discrimination, and violence against women and forced child marriages.
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.
In Ghana, the protection of the girl child welfare which includes social development, duties and responsibilities has evolved significantly.
From the days when girls were relegated to the kitchen, to the modern day Ghana, where the girl child has the opportunity to start exploiting their career even at a tender age, it is enough to say that Ghana is paving way for the then vulnerable girl child.
There are a number of Ghanaian girl child who are hosting and gracing big platforms both home and abroad.
Lets consider Evelyn Addo, called Nina in 'Home Sweet Home' which was a local TV series in Ghana.
Evelyn Addo was just a kid when she was starred in the series.
Today, she has grown into an empowered young woman, achieving great goals for herself.
DJ Switch, known officially as Erica Armah Blulu-Tandoh, won the TV3 Talented Kids Show at a tender age of seven.
Since then, this multi talented young girl has gone ahead to break grounds, mounting big international platforms.
Nakeeyat Dramani is also another celebrated young girl in Ghana.
Nakeeyat also participated and won the 10th edition of the Tv3 Talented Kids at age six.
Popularly referred to as Nakeeyat the Poet, she has won several awards and also engaged as an Ambassador for Sanitation and Water Resources.
Orielia, also known as Stonegal is another young talented musician who is also making Ghana proud.
Finally, Maame Serwaa is also another great young woman, who started her career in Acting at a tender age of ten years.
Today, Maame Serwaa is counted among the successful Actresses in Ghana.
These are some of the empowered young girls in Ghana who have achieved great successes in diverse ways.
Which of them has melted your heart with their talented performances?
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