Articles Tagged ‘Day of the Girl Child - Hacey’

Investing in Girls Makes Perfect Sense!

As the World marks another Day of the Girl Child, millions of women and girls are still denied access to education, economic opportunities  and basic health care services and struggle with exploitation, discrimination, violence Blessing Ekowho takes a look at why it makes perfect sense to invest in the girl child.

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I could hear the voice faintly in my sleep but I could not pick out the words. Before I could figure out what was happening, a slap landed on my back forcing me to jump out of bed. My sleepy eyes were met with the excited voice of my friend Sade. She kept twisting her body and screaming, “Aduke is getting married. Let’s go watch the ceremony.” I tied my wrapper and we hurried down to Aduke’s compound.