Ladies Helpline Initiative organised a programme “Young Women Summit 2015” for adolescent girls in senior secondary schools, yesterday, Thursday, 15 October 2015 at Access International Schools, Magboro, Ogun State in commemoration of the International Day Of The Girl Child. The theme – The Power Of The Adolescent Girls: Vision 2030.
The summit which focused on the challenges and gender related issues faced by the girl child in Nigeria and around the world had present guests, female students and teachers from various senior secondary schools.
The convener was Mrs Hannah Agunkedoye while key speakers at the event included Joy Isi Bewaji, writer, editor of Happenings.com.ng and initiator of The Conversation, Olayinka Odukoya and Mrs Timilehin Oyebode. CEO ADI.
The speakers in their speeches recognised the unique challenges girls face around the world and concluded that girls have the potential to change the world, also noting that the power of adolescent girls is fundamental to breaking the intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and to achieving equitable and sustainable development outcomes.
The girls were also soundly educated on sexuality and the fact that they are as good/equal as their male counterparts which proves they can be whatever they want to be – other than just settling as wives, mothers and lovers. They were equally charged to live above the validation of others.
This observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender.
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