Correct usage of the words girl child in a sentenceI am a little confused about the manner in which the words 'girl child' is used, including by ISCians in the forum or in article comments. Let's say, for example, I wish to talk about the close bond a girl has with her father. Why refer to her as a girl child? Why not say a daughter? If the child is very young, then one could refer to her as a little girl.
From my understanding, the reference to a girl child would come into the picture when, say, campaigning specifically for educating girls. Thus, I feel it would be Ok to talk about educating the girl child and, at the same time, mention the importance of letting daughters attend school and not only getting admission to the school for one's sons.
Otherwise, is it really required to emphasize and use the words girl child? Can someone give examples of sentences where these words really need to be used?