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International Girl Child Day: Indian social reformer who paved way for women’s education, All about Ramabai Ranade

International Day of Girl Child is observed on October 11 every year to spread awareness about the problems faced by girls or women in their everyday lives. On this day, know all about Ramabai Ranade, an Indian social worker, who was one of the first women’s rights activists of the 19th century.

International Day of Girl Child, also known as ‘Day of Girls’, is observed on October 11 every year to spread awareness about gender equality and the problems faced by girls or women in their everyday lives.

Every year on October 11, the International Day of the Girl, UNICEF launches an annual campaign with girls to amplify their voices and stand up for their rights.

The theme for this year, “My voice, our equal future”, reimagines a better world inspired and led by adolescent girls, as part of the global Generation Equality movement.

On this day, let us know about Ramabai Ranade, who was one of the first women’s rights activists of the 19th century.

Ramabai Ranade

Ramabai Ranade (25 January 1863 – 1924) was an Indian social worker, a political activist and one of the first women’s rights activists in the 19th century.

She was born in Kurlekar family in 1862 in Sangli, Maharashtra. At a tender age of 11, she was married to Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade, a man 21 years her senior and a distinguished Indian scholar and social reformer.

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