“We need to uphold the equal rights, voices and influence of girls in our families, communities and nations. Girls can be powerful agents of change, and nothing should keep them from participating fully in all areas of life.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The observation promotes more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and forced child marriage. The celebration of the day also reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning and research.
TAHSERI mark this day to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize will and resources to address these problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. To commemorate this day, TAHSERI runs the campaign with the theme “1 Pen, 1 Girl, 1 Goal, coined from the international theme for 2019: Girlforce: Unscripted and Unstoppable. TAHSERI joined the international community to mark the international Day of the Girl Child in three states of the federation by empowering Secondary School girls in 3 schools on Life Skills, Menstrual Hygiene and SGBV.
We believe that adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these vital formative years, but also as they grown-up into women. If they are well 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, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, political leaders and mothers. An investment in realising the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future. To this end, the objectives for this commemoration was to:
- Reduce the number of Girl child affected by the bane of this time in Nigeria.
- To create awareness on the importance training the girl child and gain support on the fight.
- To ensure a motivation of girl child in Nigeria.
TAHSERI joined the international community to mark the international Day of the Girl Child in three states of the federation by empowering Secondary School girls in 3 schools on Life Skills, Menstrual Hygiene and SGBV. A total of about 106 students were reached in kaduna, 50 students in Adamawa and 50 students in Bauchi. Sanitary Packs were also distributed to the girls containing Disposable Sanitary pad, Book, Pencil, bathing and washing soaps. Life skills focused on Negotiation, Refusal, Assertiveness, Decision Making, Communication, and Resilience
Celebrating The Girl Child