Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Minister, Plan International advocate rights of girl-child

Minister, Plan International advocate rights of girl-child

Trump added that International Day of the Girl was a chance for the U.S.to commit to ensuring equal opportunities for women and girls around the world. The girls from CEENA Health and Welfare Services - a USAID supported orphanage - presented an inspiring tableau performance of Allama Iqbal's poem, titled "Lab Pai Ati Hai Dua".

Speaking, Country Director, Plan International Nigeria, Hussaini Abdu said that Nigeria's commitment and capacity to meet the SDG vision 2030 target will substantially depend on the level of investment in adolescent girls. "I stand to SAY NO to Child Marriage and make a better world for our girls", he said.

Southwest Airlines is selling $100 roundtrip tickets
Flights from Detroit Metro Airport to Baltimore and Chicago Midway are available for $49 each way. The sale ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m. local time in the city of the departing flight.

Our theme for the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD is "FOCUSING ON THE GIRL CHILD; Striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet". "We provide many opportunities for girls to explore the world of science and technology through our on campus programs such as Indigenous Math Leadership camp, Let's Talk Science, Science Explorers and STEM Spring Break Camp".

Signature campaign, Speak out sessions in the community and colleges and experts talk on issues affecting girl child on Doordarshan local channel also featured to mark the day in Kohima. Also, as children are among the most vulnerable, they need special attention and we have to protect their rights.

Ten times more children and teens are obese than 40 years ago
Experts analyzed data from 2400 studies that tracked the height and weight of 32 million children 5 to 19 years old. Several Arab countries (eg Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) also had similar rates.

Some of the placards read "Stop rape", "Stop sexual abuse", "Stop gender-based violence", "Pep for rape survivors".

Thus with the theme for 2017 to "EmPOWER girls: emergency response and resilience planning", the United Nations aims to protect girls from conflicts and violence. Events like concerts, girl's football matches and distribution of clothes are organized on this day.

"Honor 7X Launched with 5.93" FullView Display & 16MP Dual Rear Cameras
The smartphone sports a 5.93-inch display with Full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Apart from these, the new launch also flaunts the IP67 certification for water- and dust-resistance.

Even today, selective abortions and female infanticide are practiced in many parts of Asia. International Day of the Girl Child tries to focus on these challenges faced by girls in their everyday life.

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