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Celebrating a Techy Trailblazer (International Girl Child Day!) ✊🇳🇬

By Smith Nwokocha

Owanate Amachree

Q. Can we meet you, just tell us about yourself briefly and professionally?

Owanate Amachree is a Technical Writer and Content Developer at IOVLabs, owners of RSK, a smart contract platform for Bitcoin. Owanate is from Port Harcourt, Nigeria and has over two years of experience in writing technical articles and carrying out user research in the blockchain space

Owanate is also the founder of Techrity Org, an organization focused on assisting people to kick-start their career in tech. Her hobbies include reading, R & D and travelling

Q.“Digital Generation, Our Generation”… Girls now know their Digital realities including solutions to freedom of expression and their boundless potential? What’s your interpretation of this??

Girls and women since inception have been involved in technology and the digital world, there are records of women who have created technologies and languages which have been beneficial in today’s digital world.

However, there has been a decline in the involvement of girls and women in stem fields as a result of so many factors. The digital generation is for all, and not meant for any gender.

I’m glad more women and girls are getting the much needed awareness for how they can get into this digital world.

Q.Gender Equity in Digital Literacy is a driver of Economic Growth and National Advantage. How can we promote this?

I believe gender equity should not be a topic just talked about in conferences and meetings, it should be a deliberate action because an educated society with no gender roles is an empowered society.

Companies and institutions should be deliberate in ensuring an equitable society, with no gender roles. Women and girls should be given equal opportunities at leadership without recourse to their gender

Techy Stars 🌟 #Techrity

Q.How do we amplify the diversity of Tech Trailblazers like you?

There are so many institutions and bodies working hard at ensuring women get involved in the digital generation, we can amplify these voices by supporting them with the resources they need to reach these women and girls, also I believe these challenge can’t be solved without involving the men, we should all work together at ensuring gender roles are non existent and women can’t achieve this on their own.

Q.Technology is a veritable tool to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

True. If more and more people are educated on the importance of acquiring digital skills, most GBV cases would be reported and addressed, we should deploy more tech solutions with the help of community to ensure GBV is easily reported.

Q.How do we ensure Mental Health and Rights of Girls are Protected in this era?

To protect women and girls mental health, we can encourage community driven groups where women can access people who they can trust to help them deal with any challenges they are facing, with closed groups and access to mentors, we can protect the mental health rights of women and girls.

Q.Life Planning (Child Birth Spacing) is essential to help the Girl Child achieve her goals and remain Productive, true or false? If true, please can we get your opinion??

Child birth spacing is essential for the girl child, we can carry out our primary duties as women and still be productive, families should be educated on the importance of life planning so everyone is carried along, both man and woman. We will see a more quotable society in which women are not afraid to dream while also being able to carry out their basic functions in the society.

Q.Looking at the African Youth Charter, Article 23: emphasized that discrimination against Girls and young women are eliminated. Do you support the charter, if yes, Why?

Not much idea here

Q.Lastly, the SDGs embodies a roadmap for progress that is Sustainable and ensure no one is left behind. What focal SDGs Goal are you embarking?

At Techrity, we are working in line with sdg 9 to ensure we create innovative solutions that is deployed and accessible for the everyday human. We deploy the use of technological solutions to solve this challenge, in one of our Hackathons held in December 2020, we focused on building solutions to ensure people working in the informal sector affected by COVID aren’t left behind as a result of the economic downturn faced. Innovators, builders, thinkers were invited to innovate around these challenges and come up with solutions to solve them, you can find more information by visiting: https://techrity.org/build-for-social

Thank you

The Team TECHRITY

PRESS RELEASE BY NIGERIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION TO MARK INTERNATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY 2021!

NMA Girl Child Promotion Committee Members from Right: Dr. Vivian Ogbonna, Dr. Omosivie Maduka, Dr. Vetty Agala, Prof. Rosemary Ogu and Dr. Henry Sota Jnr.

PRESS RELEASE by NMA Girl Child Promotion Committee in Collaboration with Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Rivers State Branch.
11TH OCTOBER 2021 – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD 2021

International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and celebrate and reinforce humanity’s achievements. The United Nations General Assembly in 2011 adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child.

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses on the need to address the challenges girls face and promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life during their critical formative years and as they mature into women. If effectively supported during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world – both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors. An investment in realising the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future for all.

The Theme for this year’s celebration is Digital Generation: Our Generation. We are in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has accelerated digital platforms for learning, earning and connecting, while also highlighting girls’ diverse digital realities. The gender digital divide in connectivity, devices and use, skills and jobs is real. …It is an inequity and exclusion gap across geographies and generations that is our challenge to address if the digital revolution is to be for all, with all, by all.
Digital generation. Our generation. Girls know their digital realities and the solutions they need to excel on their diverse pathways as technologists for freedom of expression, joy, and boundless potential. Let’s support so that every girl, regardless of race, gender, language, ability, economic status, and geographic origin – lives their full potential.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015 represent a sustainable roadmap for progress and leaves no one behind. Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to each of the 17 goals. Only by ensuring the rights of women and girls across all the goals will we get to economies that work for all, and sustaining our shared environment now and for future generations, it also has a multiplier effect across all other development areas. An investment in promoting the rights of our girls today, promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in solving the problems of discrimination, political conflict, economic growth, disease prevention, and global sustainability. The International Day of the Girl Child holds the key to achieving this as empowering women and girls, who represent half of the world’s population, is crucial to accelerating sustainable development.

Empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality is crucial to accelerating sustainable development. Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, but it also has a multiplier effect across all other development areas. Let us assist young girls in growing into empowered women.

Ways to get involved
At the NMA Girl Child Promotion Committee, We have called this press conference to sensitize and educate the general public; several social media campaigns are going on while career talks on ICT and distribution of sanitary pads across 3 Local Government areas are on. Let’s raise girls who have access to education, nutrition, proper healthcare, skill-based learning facilities, and equal opportunities, free from gender-based violence, discrimination, and forced marriage. Let’s share stories of inspiring adolescent girls who are tech trailblazers.

Support the Girl Child. Educate the Girl Child. Protect the Girl Child.
Long Live the Nigeria Medical Association!!!

Prof Rosemary Ogu Dr Vetty Agala
Chairman Secretary
NMA Girl Child Promotion Committee NMA Girl Child Promotion Committee