| Celebrating INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, at Our Lady of Fatima College, Creek Road. |
Confirmed Agencies and Organizations for the event are: RIVERS STATE MINISTRY OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (MSF), INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS (FIDA), AFRICAN WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (AWLA), NIGERIA PEACE CORP, RED CROSS SOCIETY OF NIGERIA, ONE.ORG, STUDIO 24, AMONG OTHERS AND THE MEDIA.
Friday 11 October is International Day of the Girl. This year, under the theme “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”, UNICEF with her partners and girls around the world will celebrate achievements by, with and for girls since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most comprehensive policy agenda ever for advancing the rights of not only women but girls.
Nearly 25 years ago, some 30,000 women and men from nearly 200 countries arrived in Beijing, China, for the Fourth World Conference on Women, determined to recognize the rights of women and girls as human rights.
Today, these movements have expanded. They are being organized by and for adolescent girls, and tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, gender-based violence, climate change, self-esteem, and girls’ rights to enter places of worship or public spaces during menstruation.
At UNICEF, there is a believe that the power of girls is truly unstoppable. Girl are doing, leading and succeeding – demonstrating the world is equally hers – today and every day. On International Day of the Girl, we hope you will join us on social media. SHESKILL’D is a social venture that aimed at creating an Africa of challenged stereotype’s confident capable women, who are empowered, innovative, and can champion change by building the capacity, promoting and supporting women and girls to become economically empowered. JOIN US! Use these Hashtags on all Social Media Handles for the Girl Child Day #DayoftheGirl and #GenUnlimited , as recommended by UNICEF.