The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has outlined activities to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child which is marked on October 11 each year.
The series activities have been scheduled from October 6, all through to October 12, and have been decentralized across the country.
A statement from the ministry indicates this year’s celebration will highlight some teething problems affecting the girl child and address same through education.
“The purpose of this year’s International Day of the Girl Child celebration is to provide better education on Teenage Pregnancy which results in STIs and HIV and AIDS, encourage young girls to get back to school after giving birth, encourage young girls to get back to school after giving birth, encourage women to venture into Technology and put a stop to gender based violence”.
While the ministry acknowledges and appreciates the efforts of all stakeholders who have played pivotal roles in the lives of the girl child, it spurs them on to do more.
“The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection would like to use this opportunity to congratulate all stakeholders who have seen to the protection and promotion of the rights of girls in ensuring that, they grow up to be responsible and better people in the future. We further urge all stakeholders to continue to strive for a better Ghana for our girls and all children of Ghana.”
The ministry further called for the girl child to be protected against Covid-19.
“Our children especially the girls, need the most protection during this COVID-19 era, we must all make an effort by ensuring they adhere to the COVID-19 prevention protocols and ensure that, their rights are protected.”
By Edem Tutu|3news.com|Ghana