The International Day Of The Girl Child is celebrated every year on the 11th of October. It is one of the days set aside to promote empowerment of the female child and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls worldwide face.
The United Nations has themed this year’s International Day Of the Girl Child to be “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force”, inspiring girls to innovate and take charge of their future. This is very key in Nigeria today as a lot of girls, in rural areas especially are married off early and not given the opportunity to get a basic formal education The woman’s place is not in the kitchen or the other room and the sooner we start to deflect from these morbid opinions, the better for us in this part of the world.
Nigerians on social media are celebrating the #dayofthegirl with different unique messages. We put together a few.
Here they are:
To every Daughter, Mother, Grand Ma and everyone who has a girl child congratulations. Educate the Girlchild, Her place is beyond the Kitchen.#DayOfTheGirl
— Onyinnye (@OnyinnyeO) October 11, 2018
— TDB of Lagos (@TheDejiBalogun) October 11, 2018
— Littart by Aì (@LittartbyAi) October 11, 2018
When a child is not educated it limits their chances of achieving their dreams, for us at HACEY, Girl education is top of our agenda #dayofthegirl #haceydayofthegirl18 #girlchildconcert pic.twitter.com/dozAW1ZItW
— Elizabeth Oladipo (@Elizabeth0ladip) October 11, 2018
No girl should miss school days because of menstruation.
No girl should be ashamed of her menstrual flow.
No woman should have to trek several miles to fetch water. We must do more.#DayOfTheGirl#girlchild#InternationalDayOfTheGirl#wash #Hygiene #sanitation #water pic.twitter.com/nc8Gk7lJIE
— #AimcareNG (@aimcareng) October 11, 2018
Imagine if I got married off when I was 15. The year I was to begin my undergrad. The thought makes me sick. This is the plight of millions of girls all over the world. Today is #DayoftheGirl – a good time to ask how much progress we are making on child marriage in Africa.
— Jennifer Uchendu (@Dzennypha) October 11, 2018
Girl-Child; a very short story by me #DayofTheGirl
Help RT@munachiabii @Mr_JAGs @Ayourb @bghayward @obyezeks @MrAbuSidiq @ogundamisi @toluogunlesi @ynabena @aishambuhari @AishaYesufu @MrAyeDee @iameneji @Malala @ProfOsinbajo @Ehix07 @Yeancahorllar @yeankhar @the_davidatta pic.twitter.com/MnJh6aMJzY
— AlphaYomi (@lanrejmk) October 11, 2018
Change can only come from us as individuals. Little drops of water make an ocean so let us strive to empower the girl child in as many ways as possible.
Meanwhile, Omoni Oboli is doing a great job advocating against child marriage and female genital mutilation in new movie ‘Wings Of A Dove’.
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