Wednesday, 11 October 2017

It's International day of the girl child.

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of the Girl and the International Day of the Girl. October 11 , 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender.

The girl child on daily basis is confronted by different challenges ,from rape, forced labour, child marriage, lack of access to education, sexual harassment and all sorts. And is always at the receiving end of harmful cultural, traditional and religious norms .

We often raise her to be what the society wants with little or no regards to her inner feelings, dreams and aspirations. And as a result, her potentials that would have been of tremendous benefits to her immediate environment and the world at large are left to rot away and same cannot be said about her boy counterpart.

Why do parents buy baby dolls and all sorts of play things that unconsciously tells a girl that all her life is to revolve around domestic roles, and these same parents will buy all sorts of play things that enables the boy child to be creative and innovative? It is imperative that we know that the brain has no gender.

A girl is not lesser than a boy. They both came into the world through the same process. She is human. Treat and nurture her like you would a boy child. The girl you raise her to be is the woman she would grow to become. While you raise her to become 'perfect' for a man, please and please raise that boy to be perfect for her as well.

Empower her like you would a boy child. Empower her to be the best she should be. Give the girls the wings to fly, not the pains to make them cry and die.

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