International Day Of The Girl Child: CODE Holds ‘Stand Up For...

International Day Of The Girl Child: CODE Holds ‘Stand Up For The Girl Child’

By News Desk | The Trent on October 13, 2014
A group picture of participants at the summit

As part of activities to mark the International Day of the girl child, the Connected Development (CODE) and LitWorld in conjunction with the Save The Children as a partnership with A World At School Global Youth Ambassador, Ojonwa Deborah Miachi have convened the Story and Advocacy summit.

The summit was convened to make for better understanding of mentoring, to highlight the advocacy on the rights of girls and achievement of the same. The summit also addressed challenges faced by women on their path to being successful individuals capable of contributing to the development of the country and the world at large.

Speakers at the summit included Ojonwa Deborah Miachi, the policy and advocacy for CODE; Christy Makut, an on air personality with Nigeria Info FM and Chigemezu Onwuzurigbo, a 10-year old student of LEA primary school life camp.

Miachi encouraged young girls to exercise their freedom of speech as regards issues which affects them and others around them, advising them that they should make sure their fundamental human rights were not abused.

Makut, on her part told young girls to strive to be the best as they strive to be successful, encouraging them to be courageous and ask questions where they deem necessary.

Onwuzurigbo said she had now learnt the importance of success, adding that education has had a major effect on her life as she aspires to ensure that all girls have equal access to quality education.

The participants on their part appreciated the organisers of the event for providing a platform for already successful women to mentor little girls.

At the end of the summit, it was agreed that capacity building and public sensitization should be focused on so as to ensure that girls have equal opportunities in the society as their male counterparts.


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