International Day of the Girl Child: Why We Must All Support Digital Inclusion for the Girl Child
11th October 2021 0

On this auspicious occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, we join world leaders, international community, national governments and stakeholders in commemorating and celebrating the Girl Child, as we call for stakeholders’ support for digital inclusion.

This, we do in recognition of the 2021 UN “Generation Equality Forum (GEF)that launched “a 5-year commitments from civil society leaders, governments, corporations and change makers from around the world for bold gender equality impacts”.

The girl child’s unique strength and potential to solving societal problems has been largely undermined by stakeholders for decades; and this year’s celebration presents another opportunity for deeper reflection and action.

There is no better way to empower the Girl Child than improving their digital awareness, skills and competences for global competitiveness. As an organisation, empowering the Girl Child has been a focal part of our interventions.

In line with our human capacity development drive for young Nigerians in efforts to skill up the population for relevance, SING Nigeria is organising a “Digital Photography Training for Young Females” to empower this demography.

This year’s theme: “Digital generation. Our generation” reminds us all of the need to work together to ensure equal access to digital technology and internet so they can gainfully and meaningfully participate in the deployment of technology for every day’s use.

Again, we call on stakeholders to work together towards addressing the digital divide that has been further exacerbated by the outbreak of Covid-19. This is because the journey to inclusion in the digital industry will only be equitable when we recognise that “together, each achieves more”; and the need for the Girl Child to be part this digital reality is germane.

Happy International Day of the Girl Child!

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