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2021 IDGC: Foundation task stakeholders on advancing girls right

By Justina Auta

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), an NGO, called on stakeholders to create opportunities for growth and development that advance girls’ rights.

This is contained in a statement released by Mr. Steve Aborisade, Advocacy and Marketing Manager, AHF Nigeria, on Saturday in Abuja, ahead of International Day of the Girl (IDGC) 2021.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the IDGC is commemorated annually on October 11, to celebrate the importance, power and potential of adolescent girls around the world, as set aside by the United Nations.

AHF Theme: ‘Amplify Your Voice’ ‘Fight to Keep Girls Healthy, Help Girls Succeed’, aims to eliminate gender challenges, including violence, discrimination, child marriage and a poor learning environment, among others.

“According to AHF, as many as 47 million girls around the world have fallen into poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It did, however, reaffirm the need for stakeholders to provide essential keys for the successful development of the girl child by ensuring that she stays in school, leads healthy and productive lives.

“The celebration of IDGC AHF 2021 would be organized by the foundation in collaboration with other stakeholders, which would also involve girls from various FCT schools and out-of-school children.

“The commemoration would provide a platform for young girls to speak out freely on issues that matter to them, and thus ‘amplify your voice’,” the foundation said.

Dr Echey Ijezie, Country Director, AHF-Nigeria, said the AHF-Nigeria Girls Act, launched in 2016, places special priority on young women and girls by empowering them and providing them with a safe environment to achieve. their goals.

He said these programs included the distribution of free sanitary napkins, the avoidance of unintended pregnancies, menstrual hygiene practices and ensuring that people with HIV stay on treatment.

“AHF-Nigeria will also have an impact on young girls with special needs, which will be in collaboration with the school for the deaf in Kuje.

“The Foundation will organize menstrual hygiene sessions at the school, which will be a menstrual hygiene academy, where graduate students fully equipped with health advice are able to take care of their health,” he added. .

Also speaking, Terri Ford, AHF Global Policy and Advocacy Officer, said young women and girls have been a global priority for the foundation for many years.

Ford stressed that the effect of the pandemic had shown the importance than ever, the need to ensure that girls are supported, protected with equal opportunities to achieve their goals.

“Together we can all ‘amplify her voice’ and ensure that girls around the world are empowered to be their best by staying safe, staying in school and having the confidence to take in charge of their life and health, ”she added.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that AHF is the world’s largest AIDS organization currently providing health care services to more than 1.4 million clients in 45 countries, including Nigeria.

Source: NAN

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