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Experts task stakeholders on grooming the girl-child, support persons with disability


Wheelchair indicating an individual of disabilities

An appeal has been made to parents and society; to give the girl-child and women a voice, opportunities and empowerment towards building capacities to collaborate favorably, thrive and bridge the gender inequality gap in leadership.

Convener and founder, JFAID Mrs. Favour Benson who made the call at the annual national women and girl stakeholders’ conference in Lagos said there is need to engage and empower them
Benson said the girl-child is a special gift from God and deserves all the love and attention like his male counterpart and should have equal access to everything.

“We also support them on issues such as lack of education, domestic violence and child abuse among others. The foundation also assists mothers to handle the boy-child on issues such as cheating, maltreatment or abuses. It helps them to build confidence to function at the peak of their potentials and develop capacities in areas of life.
“In our training, the girl-child is taught of her uniqueness, design and rights to develop personal style, planning and time management.

Convener, Empathy Driven Women International Initiative [EDWII], a non governmental organisation committed to persons with disability, Mrs. Ngozi Chukwuka, urged parents and families to show these persons love because of their competencies, creative potentials, assets and skills, and avoid all forms of stigmatisation.

She also enjoined the government as well as non governmental organisations to support persons living with disability.

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