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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD

Invest in Girls' Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being

This year, at a time when we are seeing a range of movements and actions to curtail girls’ and women’s rights and roll back progress on gender equality, we see particularly harsh impacts on girls. From maternal health care and parenting support for adolescent mothers, to digital and life skills training; from comprehensive sexuality education to survivor support services and violence prevention programmes; there is an urgent need for increased attention and resourcing for the key areas that enable girls to realize their rights and achieve their full potential.

Responding to girls’ calls for change, the global community must move beyond reaffirming commitments and invest boldly in the action needed to make that change. When we pay attention, we see that, already, many girls are championing solutions and change in their communities. Together with our government and civil society partners, UNICEF envisions a world where girls have space to shape government policy and spending to inform the rules and norms by which businesses should operate, and to direct the priorities for new research and innovations. These examples should not be novelties, but the norm.

Women and girls can lead us to a fairer future…let us amplify girls’ voices, and recommit to working together to build a world where every girl can lead and thrive.”

We recognize and address the various issues and inequalities that girls may encounter, such as limited access to education, child marriage, gender-based violence, and discrimination etc .

Education plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of girls. By ensuring that every girl has access to quality education, we do not only empower them but also create a brighter future for our communities and the world at large.

Education equips girls with the knowledge and skills to break down barriers and stereotypes, enabling them to pursue careers, leadership roles, and make meaningful contributions to society.

On Girl Child Day, let’s reflect on the progress we’ve achieved so far and what is left to been accomplished. It’s an opportunity for schools, families, and communities to come together and commit to supporting and empowering girls. By doing so, we contribute to a more inclusive, equal, just and a beautiful world for everyone.

As we celebrate Girl Child Day, let’s remember that every girl has the potential to become a powerful force for positive change. Let’s stand together to support, educate, and empower our girls, ensuring that they have the opportunities and resources they need to build a brighter tomorrow.

About Author

Enobong Ukpong is an Educationist with multiple skills in writing, reporting, and editing. He has not only enriched his own work but has also elevated the quality of content in various media outlets. With a commitment to precision and a passion for storytelling, Enobong Ukpong has a unique ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and captivating manner. He is currently the Press Club Cordinator in Merilebon Academy.

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