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International Women’s Day: FOMWAN, ASHH call for enhanced security in schools

Because the world marks this yr’s World Girls’s Worldwide Day, the Bauchi State chapter of the Federation of Muslims Girls Affiliation of Nigeria (FOMWAN) and Attah Sisters Serving to Arms (ASHH) Basis on Monday referred to as for the enhancement of safety in all faculties throughout the nation.

Talking at an occasion held on the headquarters of the Bauchi State Police Command in Bauchi to mark the Day, the Government Director of ASHH Basis, Consolation Attah, declared that the decision turned crucial in view of incessant assaults on faculties, significantly women faculties, in elements of the nation.

Attah knowledgeable that the Worldwide Girls’s Day was the day put aside to have fun girls people worldwide for his or her contributions to the expansion and growth of the society.

In keeping with her, the Day had been celebrated for about 150 years now, informing that it was first celebrated 1911 when 1, 000 individuals marched everywhere in the world to rally assist for girls.

She thanked the police for his or her efforts geared toward making certain satisfactory safety for the folks within the society.

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Additionally talking on the occasion, the Amirah of FOMWAN within the state, Hajiya A’ishatu Ibrahim Kilishi, saidher organisation collaborated with ASHH Basis with over 30 organisations led by girls in addition to 15 different led by males to mark the 2021 Worldwide Girls’s Day in assist of ladies.

Whereas saying that the Worldwide Girls’s Day is a celebrated globally, Hajiya Kilishi declared that the Day, other than celebrating girls’s achievements, was meant to name for motion for gender parity.

“At present, it’s a world celebration of the social, financial, cultural and political achievements of ladies. The Day additionally marks a name for motion for accelerating gender parity,” she mentioned.

The FOMWAN Amirah knowledgeable that each one the organizations that got here collectively to mark the Day in Bauchi have been enthusiastic about spreading the message of gender transformation and the necessity for peace to reign within the society.

She referred to as on girls to critically look at their state of affairs and problem these obstacles that stand of their approach of growth with a view to overcoming them.

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Whereas calling on girls to be concerned find lasting options to the present spate of insecurity within the nation, Hajiya Kilishi appealed to all Nigerians to dialogue in direction of tackling insecurity.

She lamented that in current instances, girls have been main victims of safety challenges, noting that insecurity has made many widows and orphans.

She additionally regretted that although girls constitutes 49 p.c of the Nigeria’s inhabitants, they’ve been relegated within the areas of growth insurance policies, initiatives and programmes, significantly in political illustration, entry to financial instruments of manufacturing and management.

Kilishi declared that regardless of contributing to nationwide growth, girls have been both underrated r went unnoticed, including that they wanted a protected atmosphere to interact positively in all walks of lives.

She then referred to as on authorities in any respect ranges to intentionally empower girls with the requisite data and expertise as main stakeholders in nationwide growth. This, she mentioned, would allow them make extra developmental contributions.

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