Girls in Yobe advocate for their rights
Girls in Yobe State, have advocated for their rights at a children’s press conference organized and facilitated by Save the Children International (SCI) on Friday.
The program was aimed at creating a safe space for girls to highlight their concerns, which include the right to education, sexual abuse, Gender Based Violence, early marriage and children inclusion in decision making.
Hajiya Murjanatu Kabir, the Advocacy Campaign and Policy Manager Be-Protected, explained that the Girls-Led Movement Building (GLMB) was part of the commemoration of International Day of the Girl Child 2023 celebrated across the world on October 11.
Khadija Badamasi, one of the members of GLMB, raised concerns about the challenges faced by girls in the state, such as the lack of access to education, sexual abuse, and early marriage. She called on the government and other stakeholders to take action to address these issues.
Alhaji Abdullahi Bego, the Commissioner for Information, emphasised the commitment of Gov Mai Mala Buni’s administration to improving education sector in the state. He said that the government is working with the legislature to enact several laws that will help the people and address some of the challenges raised at the press conference.
The press conference is a significant step in raising awareness of the challenges faced by girls in Yobe State and advocating for their rights.
It is hoped that the government and other stakeholders will take action to address these issues and ensure that all girls have the opportunity to reach their full potential.