Every Girl deserves the right to be who she is created to be. She is not less,not weak she has a will and has a purpose, she has the right to live and choose who she wants to be. When mothers are given voices they will be able to stand and speak up for their daughters. My mother stood up for me. She made sure I did not just go to school but to one of the best in my community. In my community girls are second class they are machines used for hard labour, sex and child production. Yet neglected, abused and insignificant for any societal value. My father growing up in this same society held onto same belief ,his older brother said to my mom when I was born that she had given birth to a prostitute. From that moment she said,she made a decision to protect and do whatever was needful to present the opposite of what my Uncle said I was. When it was time for my education my dad refused to give me any proper attention but my mum kept insisting. I recall moment she had to go against every rule and oder that prohibited women standing against the authority and leadership of their husbands,quarrelling and refusing to follow his orders to make sure I had an education and a good one. She made sure he paid my fee and she took up the responsibility of caring for my other needs. She struggle until I got a degree. Today I am a graduate I owe it to her courage and resilience. When women are empowered it will serve as their voice and they can do just anything with that voice. I stand for the Woman and for the Girl child. I celebrate her each day. And am making the difference for one each day at a time until every girl child finds her voice. My mom made sure after my NYSC (National Youth Service Corp) I took my complete Uniform to my Uncle and gave it to him as an evidence of my victory over girl child discrimination. I am the first female graduate of my family and clang "The power of the woman".