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Girl Child’s Day: Confab, IPAS, educate female students on rights in Warri

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By Timi Black

The Initiative for Peace and Stability In Colloboration with the Conference for the Actualization of Human Rights, CAHR, visited Ekpan Secondary school Oct 14, to round up the two days sensitization campaign for gender equality and protection of the girl child.It was learnt that October 11th was a special day declared by the United Nations to celebrate and recognise the potential roles of the Girl Child in Societal development which is known as the International Day of the Girl Child, having this year’s theme as: “Digital Generation, our Generation”.Congress reports that the rights groups, Confab and IPAS had earlier visited the Enhance Academy, Jakpa- Effurun on the 13th to hold talks with female students about the essence of the International day for the girl’s Child.Speaking at the event at Ekpan secondary school, Comrade Monday Enudi, the state director of the Conference for the Actualization of Human Rights, told female students that the girl’s child has the same rights and privileges enjoyed by the male child.He admonished them not to limit themselves to bearing of children and house wives alone.The activist advised that they should abstain from activities that were inimical to their future careers.The Confab state director, spoke extensively on the rights of the girl’s child, adding that no one has the right to take away such rights from them.He highlighted some of the rights to be included, Right to Life, Right to Quality Education and Right to Obey their parents and teachers.Comrade Mrs. Tobele O. Joy The Executive Director of Initiative For Peace And Stability (IPAS) sensitized and Educated the girls of both schools on the advantages and disadvantages of the digital Generation which is the 21st century.Mrs Tobele, while addressing the female students on the merit and demerit of the digital Generation, said though it could be used to boost their academics performance, economic empowerment, social life,such as online marketing, news blogging and otherwise, stressing that proper guidance was needed to prevent the girl child from falling victim of the negative influences of the digital Generation.She maintained that lots of the girl child had fallen victim and had been raped, caught taking or dealing on drugs, involving in cultism, lesbianism etc.The IPAS boss, told the girls that they could be the best of whatever they want to be, and nobody could stop them except they stop themselves.Speaking in the same vein, Comrade Austin Ozobo who doubled as the National Secretary of CAHR and the Special Adviser to the Governor on political matters encouraged the girl’s child, and told them that they are very important in all facet of life and that there’s no restriction if they want to be activists, and politicians.However, the groups distributed sanitary pads to all female students to round off the girls child sensitization campaign.It was learnt a total of about 200 pads and few sanitary wipes and tissue paper were freely distributed in both schools.

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