Daughters’ Day is observed to honour and appreciate daughters as well as to convey to them how unique they are.
Parents all over the world express their love for their daughters through their actions and wish on Daughters’ Day which was observed on September 26 this year. On this occasion, the countries all over the world encourage parents to transmit a message of equality.
Gender discrimination has existed for ages. Many social evils have sprung from such ideas including female foeticide, child marriage, dowry, Sati and many more. Thus, the Daughters’ Day is celebrated to eliminate all kinds of gender discrimination and build a future where everyone has equal opportunities. It acknowledges girls as equal partners in the family and in society as well.
Being a parent the best possible gift that one can give to their daughters is empowerment. Strengthening women’s self-esteem and ability to make their own decisions is empowerment in the real sense. For that, one must educate the girl child. This is a key way for girls to be empowered to grow up and have an influence on their generation and the next. The education helps them to be financially independent as well.
Let your daughter live her dreams. Women and girls have opportunities to stand up for their rights and advocate for their communities when they are encouraged. They can also strengthen their social position.
All I believe is that healthy, educated and empowered women and girls can contribute to the development of the world. So it’s our responsibility to stand by them and help them to be independent and create a safe and supportive environment for the other half of the society.