As the world marks the International Day of the Girl Child, Dhikrullah Adewale Balogun (DAB) has called on young girls in the Country to seek role models that will continue to inspire them to greater heights in their chosen fields.
Mr. Dhikrullah in a statement, referring to this year’s United Nations’ theme further urged girls to harness the opportunities provided by online platforms in making significant success within their chosen spheres of influence.
He said “the last two years have been rather unsettling for the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health and safety measures such as the lockdown and increased reliance on online platforms for work, worship and leisure are still in place to prevent and curb the spread of the virus.
The girl child has however borne the hardest brunt of this global misfortune.
The abusive conditioning of young females with rape, child marriage, teen pregnancy, domestic violence and gender inequality is now on an astronomical high.
This year’s theme for the International Day of the Girl Child is “Digital Generation: Our Generation.” It calls to mind the need to harness this vast online space for learning, earning and connecting in ways that will create new tech pioneers in today’s world.
The challenges of the girl child have increased in the past two years, requiring more strength and resolve to surmount them.
The erudite lawyer promised to continue to create and support improved platforms that address and counter gender inequality.
Happy International Day of the Girl Child.
Dhikrullah Adewale Balogun (DAB).
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