With an aim to recognise the rights of girl children and the challenges faced by them, SOS Children’s Village’s Family Strengthening Programme observed International Day of Girl Child in Hojai at Dhanuhar Basti Community on Sunday.

Family Strengthening Programme is an outreach programme of SOS Children’s Villages working with families and preventing child abandonment.

The programme in Hojai is presently working with 800 direct beneficiaries in five communities.

This year the theme of International Day for Girl Child was My Voice our equal future.

Adolescent girls of Dhanuhar Basti under the newly formed Shishu Panchayat participated in the daylong programme.

The focal point of the discussion this year was on the issues of child marriages, the importance of education for girls and ending crimes against women.

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