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Berlin Launches Celebration of International Day of the Girl Child 2014

October 10th, 2014

News from Berlin - On December 19th, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly formally approved Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this day was to recognize the rights of girls around the world and to appreciate the challenges that young girls' face every single day.

This year, the theme for International Day of the Girl Child is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence. The focus for this year is to empower young girls and work towards the prevention and elimination of violence towards girls internationally.

To celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child 2014, Berlin held a celebration on Wednesday October 8th to launch the start of the 2014 campaign. The event was held at the Radio Tower in Berlin and German model, Tony Garm was honoured to switch on the light of the tower. With this switch, the Berlin Funkturm Radio Yower was illuminated pink, showing support for this cause. Tony Garm was dressed in a pink t-shirt with the slogan, 'Because I Am A Girl', and tweeted, 'Spreading the word that girls worldwide need our help by turning the first tower pink today! Watch several more buildings internationally shine this light on Saturday and follow the movement! #BecauseIAmAGirl #Dayofthegirl2014 #Berlin #planinternational.'

In addition to the tower, more than 40 famous monuments throughout Germany will be lit up in pink on October 11th thanks to Berlin Festival of Lights.

This spectacle is not one to miss and hundreds of Berliners and internationals in Berlin will be scouring the city to appreciate the city turning pink and praise this fantastic cause for young girls.

News from Berlin - Berlin Global