Global Leaders' Urgency: Leaders worldwide emphasize the need for immediate action to empower girls and secure their access to education, healthcare, and essential services. 

The theme for International Girl Child Day is "Our time is now—our rights, our future," focusing on advancing girls' rights and empowerment. 

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai calls for investment in girls' education, highlighting that 262 million girls are out of school, and stressing the numerous benefits of investing in their education. 

A UN report reveals that girls still face disparities in education, health, and nutrition compared to boys, indicating ongoing challenges. 

– Activist Demands: Activists call for an end to gender-based violence as a violation of human rights. – Ways to Celebrate: Ways to celebrate International Girl Child Day include learning about girls' challenges, supporting girls' education, speaking out against gender-based violence, and celebrating girls' achievements.