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Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, together with SPARK! will lead the annual celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child (IDG2016) on October 11, 2016 at Gateway Mall Cubao, Quezon City.

IDG 2016 is a one-day activity that will feature talks from advocates of girls’ education and women empowerment, and the official screening of the documentary “Girl Rising”.

This International celebration recognizes girls’ rights and examines as well the unique challenges girls face around the world. In pursuit of our goal to empower women and to achieve gender equality, this year’s celebration will highlight the importance of social, economic, and political investment in the power of adolescent girls as fundamental to breaking the intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination towards achieving equitable and sustainable development outcomes.

IDG 2016 is in partnership with Gateway Cineplex 10, J.Amado Araneta Foundation, Araneta Center, and the Office of the Vice Mayor of Quezon City-Joy Belmonte is brought to you by: Pag-IBIG Fund, Chicano Development Corporation. and AMC Landholdings, Inc. Sponsored by: Phinma Energy, PLDT, Dimaculangan and Co. CPAs, Emmanuel C Alcantara & Associates Law Offices, Holly’s Milk, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, and ABS-CBN.

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You can watch us online on our Facebook page. The Celebration of the International Day of the Girl is live on October 11, 2016 – Tuesday – 9:00 AM Manila Time on https://www.facebook.com/SparkPhilippinesInc/?fref=ts. Share your thoughts by using our hashtags: #DayoftheGirl #IDG2016

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