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Groups equip teenage girls on media engagement, advocacy

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Action Health Incorporated, in conjunction with Rise Up, has trained 60 teenage girls in Lagos State on media engagement and evidence-based advocacy.
They were also equipped with skills on storytelling and public dialogue to strengthen their voices in demanding for change in their respective communities.

The groups, which took them on a five-day training, noted that from research and observation, many adolescent girls in Nigeria face human rights abuses on a daily basis. Others include gender-based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, and limitations on their mobility, education, employment, and participation in public life, which delay their progression and development and impede their human rights and dignity.

In a statement, they acknowledged the role and importance of adolescent girls in achieving inclusive and sustainable development, as crucial to ensuring progress, especially on issues affecting them.

The issues, which affect them, they noted, include their education, health, human rights and dignity.

After the training, these girls are expected in the New Year to engage decision-makers and policy-makers at multiple levels on girls’ issues in Lagos State.
 

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