Most beautiful girl in Oyo state 2018, Queen Akintunde Phoebe to hold Girl Child campaign and empower 500 girls.
The Girl Power Empowerment/Girl Child campaign held in collaboration with 5090 Green ent. is an awareness campaign to save the girl child in Oyo state by ensuring their safety as well as to stop the crime against girl child especially female foeticide and gender inequality.
The campaign will feature a day visit to secondary schools,orphanage homes & markets to campaign against the preferential treatments of the girl child.
Survey in Oyo state shows that the girl child is discriminated from the earliest stages of life, through childhood and adulthood. In some areas in Ogbomosho, Oke eho, Oyo town and Saki have the highest percentage of boys outnumbering girls by 5 in every 60.
The reasons for the discrepancy includes; harmful attitudes and practices such as female genital mutilation, son preference - which results in female infanticide and prenatal sex selection, early marriage, violence against women, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, discrimination against girls in food allocation and other practices related to health and well-being.
The organizers aim to:
- Provide an environment conducive to the strengthening of the family, with a view to providing supportive and preventive measures which protect, respect and promote the potential of the girl child.
- Educate and encourage parents and caregivers to treat girls and boys equally and to ensure shared responsibilities between girls and boys in the family.
- Sensitize the girl child, parents, teachers and society on general health and nutrition by raising awareness on health dangers and problems connected with early pregnancies.
Campaign kicks off in the city of Ibadan in November 2018.
For support and partnership, contact: Robin- 07067499782, Tomi- 08104895320 or send an email to Oyostategirlpower@gmail.com
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