3 Ways You Can Empower The Girl Child
It is the
International Day of the Girl Child and there are 1.1 billion of them on earth.
United Nations’ agency UNESCO believes that empowering them will have a lot to
do in giving the world what most humans look for – a world free of conflict
lovable people and a delight to people who have them around, but unfortunately, in war
turn nations and communities experiencing conflict and turbulent times, they
are the most hit.
girls account for more than 75% of the refugees and displaced persons at risk
from war, famine, persecution and natural disaster.
also vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation, during conflicts and in
The use of young girls for suicide bombings is more in northeast Nigeria and the UNESCO is asking for the empowerment of the Girl Child, with this year’s theme focusing on “EmPOWER girls: emergency response and resilience planning”.
Empowering girls and women, as enshrined in
the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and
Security, is essential to the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for
a few things to do to ensure that the girl child makes her contribution to development and conflict resolution in
1. Give her education including talks on sex
2. Encourage her to learn a skill she has passion for
in her good virtues that will make her more focused and able to achieve a lot
UNESCO believes that the girl child of today has a big role to play in peacebuilding and reconstruction in the near future, but how that materialises depends on inputs made now in their lives.
Educating adolescent girls is a catalyst to break cycles of poverty and foster greater social justice, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, said in her message for the International Day of the Girl Child.