As part of activities to mark the 2015 international day of the girl child in Nigeria, stakeholders have called on the federal government to improve on gender equality and create level playing grounds for both the male and female genders.
This was the agreement yesterday in Abuja by stakeholders as Eco cares Welfare Foundation and Childhood bridge international initiative celebrated the international day for the girl child.
Giving her opening speech, the founder of Eco Cares Welfare Foundation, Mrs. Cynthia Ogbe said that although the government has done a lot for the girl child, there is more to be done in making the girl child be at the same level with her male counterpart. She explained that even though foundation cares for less privileged children of both genders, there was a need to celebrate the girl child because they are the ones that are being neglected more often.
She explained that both organisations decided to celebrate the day by speaking to young girls on issues that affects them and ways to improve their lives adding that there was a need to equip them for a brighter tomorrow.
Also, Mrs. Caroline Aliyu founder of the childhood bridge international initiative noted that the girl child is talented in different areas and urged parents to encourage their children especially the girls to develop their talents very early.
October 11th every year is a day set aside by the United Nations general assembly to celebrate the girl child and this year’s theme is ‘the power of the adolescent girl: vision 2030’.


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