The Center for Media Advocacy for Mother and Child, CAMAC has called on stakeholders to join hands together toward ensuring that all forms of discrimination against girls are totally eliminated in Nigeria.
The Executive Director of CAMAC, Mr Alex Uangbaoje said this in a statement to commemorate the 2020 “International Day of the Girl Child”, with the theme: “My voice, our equal future”,
According to the statement, treating girls like second class in the society is no longer accepted and that, the time has come for their voice to heard.
“The time has come for us all to work together to eliminate all forms of discrimination against girls, eliminate negative cultural attitudes and practices against girls. Promote and protect the rights of girls and increase awareness of their needs and potential.
“Eliminate the economic exploitation of child labour and protect young girls at work. Eradicate violence against girls.
Promote girls’ awareness of and participation in social, economic and political life. Strengthen the role of the family in improving the status of girls.” He said.
“The International Day of the Girl, is commemorated every year on 11 October, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face all over the world. It is meant to promote the empowerment of young girls everywhere, while also advocating for the attainment of their basic human rights, like education and bodily autonomy”
CAMAC, therefore called on the Nigerian girls to participate in a youth-led digital activation being launched globally and come with a digital activism campaign, aims at raising the diversity of their voices and their vision for a reimagined future.
CAMAC is a media advocacy group that focuses on advocating for policies and programmes that favour vulnerable women, adolescent girls and children in areas of education, health, child’s rights, protection, development and survival.