DMAC Foundation celebrate girls | While today marks International day of the girl, not many activities have been seen to celebrate the girl.
An organization that has been providing ultra sound scan for pregnant women across the length and breadth of the country has send out a message to the girl child
In a statement copied to healthylifegh, the CEO of Divine Mother and Child foundation (DMAC) says :
I want all girls and young women to know that “Girls are the future, and they are the heart of today”
You are unstoppable and should never be discouraged in achieving your aim.
At DMAC foundation, girls are vital champions of equality, we cherish and appreciate women.
We give equal opportunities to girls to explore their talent.
Girls’ rights matter, their dreams matter, their voices matter, and their access to quality education, health care, economic opportunity, and technology matters.
Join us in celebrating wonderful girls around the world this International Day of the Girl!
Edmund Duodu Atweri
On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years, but also as they mature into women. If effectively supported during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world – both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders.
An investment in realising the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in solving the problems of climate change, political conflict, economic growth, disease prevention, and global sustainability.
Over the last 15 years, the global community has made significant progress in improving the lives of girls during early childhood.
In 2015, girls in the first decade of life are more likely to enrol in primary school, receive key vaccinations, and are less likely to suffer from health and nutrition problems than were previous generations.
However, there has been insufficient investment in addressing the challenges girls face when they enter the second decade of their lives.
This includes obtaining quality secondary and higher education, avoiding child marriage, receiving information and services related to puberty and reproductive health, and protecting themselves against unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease and gender-based violence.
As the global community launches the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for implementation over the next 15 years, it is a good time to recognise the achievements made in supporting young girls, while at the same time aspiring to support the current and upcoming generation of adolescent girls, to truly fulfill their potential as key actors in achieving a sustainable and equitable world.
In the light of this day, healthylifegh takes the opportunity to celebrate the Ghanaian Girl Child.