Empowering girls for the future

Evelyn Chioma Joseph
Posted September 29, 2019 from Nigeria
The power of the Girl Child

Many girls in Africa especially my country Nigeria face a lot of challenges everyday. Growing to become a women has so many ups and down,  cultural Barries, religious beliefs and traditional practices that limits girls from reaching their full potentials.  

I will utilize the International Day of the girl child to lend my voice again and again on Child or early marriage, Female Genital mutilation,  sexual reproduction health rights and many more. 

Empowering girls with knowledge on this issue is very vital for our girls to take hold of the future. To be able to make the right choice and take right decisions on their human right. Empowering girls will help break the circle of poverty. 

Providing adequate and correct information about their human right and sexual reproductive health is vital. 

I will be engaging girls from various secondary schools in the rural communities of Enugu State on the International Day of the girl child. 

This story was submitted in response to GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.

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Tamarack Verrall
Sep 29, 2019
Sep 29, 2019

Dear Evelyn,
It is sisters like you who give me such hope, challenging the rules that have been so unfairly laid down even before we were born, into a world in which the next generation can grow up free. Those girls who have the chance to meet you are so lucky, as they will realize that many of us are determined to create this change. I love the photo with all those smiling happy faces

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Sep 29, 2019
Sep 29, 2019

Hello, Evelyn,

Wow, I love the genuine smiles in this photo. You are a champion! Keep up the great work. You just put a genuine smile on my face just by reading this post.

Thanks for sharing! Please continue to keep us updated here.

Lisbeth
Sep 29, 2019
Sep 29, 2019

Dear Evelyn,
You have brought a wonderful smile in their faces. Thanks for that haha. Secondly, I like the powers that you want to consider

"Child or early marriage, Female Genital mutilation, sexual reproduction health rights and many more. "

These are very serious topics that is worrying a lot of girl children. You coming out to see if you can support such projects will be amazing. At least you have to start from somewhere.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards

Jill Langhus
Sep 30, 2019
Sep 30, 2019

Hello Lovely Evelyn,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your inspiring story and photo. Please keep doing what you're doing, dear. It's so needed:-) I'm looking forward to hearing how your International Day of the Girl event goes.

Hope you have a great week!

XX

Evelyn Chioma Joseph
Oct 01, 2019
Oct 01, 2019

Thanks so much Jill, I will sure share how it all went.
Thanks for the encouragement always.

Jill Langhus
Oct 02, 2019
Oct 02, 2019

You're very welcome, dear:-)

Great! Looking forward to it!

XX

Anita Shrestha
Oct 05, 2019
Oct 05, 2019

Wow it is good opportunity

Nabila Abbas
Oct 06, 2019
Oct 06, 2019

Thanks for sharing your powerful voice with us :)

Beth Lacey
Oct 07, 2019
Oct 07, 2019

Such important work