Thursday, 5 October 2017

International Day of the Girl 2017: You Are Invited

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

For its sixth observance, this year’s Day will focus on the theme; EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises’ as announced by UN.

The fulfilment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative.

For this reason, Heartminders Societal Advancement Initiative and United Nations information Centre Lagos will commemorate the day of the girl on Wednesday, 1th October, 2017.

Theme: EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises

Time: 9am

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Mrs. Princess Olufemi-Kayode
Nigerian Criminal Psychologist, founder and Executive Director of Media Concern Initiative

Proffesor Mrs. Abigail Ogwezzy- Ndisika
Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos

Guest Speaker
Pharm. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuph
Lagos state commissioner for youth and social development

Panel of Discussants
Donna Ogunnaike- Poet and Barr at Law
Tewa Onasanya - Publisher Exquisite Magazine
Esther Ijewere - Women of Rubies
Bisi Ogunwale- Junior Chamber international
Grace Ama - Actress and Movie producer

The annual Conference is aimed at raising awareness on issues facing girls in Nigeria from education, abuse, child marriage to legal and medical rights.

It is our firm belief that this investment of our time and resources would be worth it and would surely get rewarded by the emergence of a children-friendly and fair society that we all yearn for.

Kindly be part of this great event..


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