By Ibrahim HassanWuyo
The Media Advocacy Center for Mothers and Children (CAMAC) has called on all stakeholders to come together to ensure that all forms of discrimination against girls are eradicated in Nigeria.
The executive director of CAMAC, Alex Uangbaoje, in a statement to commemorate the “International Day of the Girl” 2020, with the theme: “My voice, our equal future”, stated that treating girls as second-class beings in the society would not be accepted as the time has come for your voice to be heard
“The time has come for all of us to work together to eliminate all forms of discrimination against girls, to eliminate negative cultural attitudes and practices against girls.
Promote and protect the rights of girls and increase awareness of their needs and potential.
“Eliminate discrimination against girls in education, skills development and training. Eliminate discrimination against girls in health and nutrition.
“Eliminate the economic exploitation of child labor and protect girls at work. Eradicate violence against girls. Promote the awareness and participation of girls in social, economic and political life. Strengthen the role of the family in improving the situation of girls ”. He said.
CAMAC called on governments at all levels to fulfill the promises made to girls 25 years ago in Beijing, China, where the world promised girls around the world that they would “take all necessary measures to safeguard their equal rights and ensure that girls reach their full potential.
“World leaders promised to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against girls, provide them with equal opportunities with boys, promote and protect their rights, eliminate economic exploitation and empower them to participate in social, economic and political activities. and cultural life. They were promised an enabling environment, where their spiritual, intellectual and material needs for survival, protection and development are met. “
International Girl’s Day is commemorated each year on October 11 to recognize the rights of girls and the unique challenges girls face around the world. It aims to promote the empowerment of girls around the world, while advocating for the achievement of their basic human rights, such as education and bodily autonomy.
This year’s International Day of the Girl focuses on their demands to: “Live free from gender-based violence, harmful practices and HIV and AIDS, learn new skills into the future of your choice, lead as a generation of activists accelerating change. Social”
CAMAC therefore called on Nigerian girls to participate in a youth-led digital activation that is launching globally and to come up with a digital activism campaign, it aims to raise the diversity of their voices and vision for a reinvented future.
CAMAC is a media advocacy group that focuses on promoting policies and programs that favor women, adolescent girls and vulnerable children in the areas of education, health, children’s rights, protection, development and survival, while draws the attention of the government and other stakeholders to their plight, in order to find lasting solutions to their problem. As well as creating awareness and sensitizing citizens about the mentioned areas.