#GirlsTakeover: Child Ambassador Campaigns To Protect Girl-Child, Rights To Education
Protection of the girl-child, right to education, enlightenment on the rights to report abuses and violence takes center stage at this years, Plan International Nigeria’s take over event to mark International Day of the Girl.
Taking over the helms of affairs at the Swedish Embassy, Abuja ,Favour Chibueze advocated for increased awareness against child and teenage pregnancy.
“I have met several children who have been sexually violated ,and some are pregnant, they do not have the basis on how to take care of their children, they do have the support on how to take care of their needs.”
“My mother died during pregnancy, so i can feel what they are going through, I know so many children, getting raped and getting pregnant.” she said.
I am a child, and enjoy being a child, am aware of the Child Act Law. If this Law is domesticated in the 36 states of Nigeria ,children will be protected from child abuse, rape, violence and other acts.
“I survived domestic violence and I know, how it can affect children. “
Favour Chibueze therefore called on the federal and state government to stand up for the right of children and protect them.
“Government should help in educating the girl child, give them the right to speak out when being violated, allow them to speak out.” she added.
Every October 11th girls around the world raised their voices for justice and equality by taking over more than 600 positions of power to mark International Day of the Girl. Hundreds of leaders and decision makers worldwide stepped aside to let girls take charge in over 60 countries.
In an opening remark, the Head of Administration, Swedish Embassy, Linda Pendersen said In October 2014, Sweden became the first country in the world to launch a feminist foreign policy.
” I like to take opportunity to show strong support for the girls take over campaign, and Plan international with gender equality and girls rights.”
2014 Sweden became to launch feminist foreign policy, the aim is to strengthen all women and girls, and assured they are represented and have the same resources.
The policy has campaigned for women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, and greater access to midwives.