2018 International Day of the Girl Child Conference – Largest Conference Addressing Girls’ Issues in Nigeria

Every year, the United Nations International Day of Girls raises awareness on challenges peculiar to the girl child and advocates for her rights to gender equality. This year, HACEY Health Initiative will be holding the largest conference on the Girl Child in Nigeria to commemorate this event.

Women and girls make up roughly half of the world’s population. Unfortunately, most women and girls face the challenge of inequality as a result of their gender. This begins at birth and affects many women throughout their lifetime. The United Nation International Day of Girls held every 11th of October is aimed at promoting the rights of the girl child and advocating for her rights to gender equality.

As part of our commitment to improving the health and productivity of young girls in Nigeria, we are hosting the largest conference on the girl child this on the International Day of Girls. This conference will provide a platform for discourse for over 2,000 adolescent girls to interact with leaders in civil societies, public and private organizations and diplomatic missions on challenges peculiar to young girls with the goal to devise strategies that will improve access to quality and continuous education for girls and end violence and discrimination against women and girls with a special focus on harmful practices such as FGM.

Thematic Areas

  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Sexual Violence
  • Girls in STEM

Event components

The Girl Child Concert, a musical presentation to celebrate the strength, address the issues, and uphold the rights of the Girl Child using music, poetry, and dance.

Panel Discussion and keynote address: Panel discussions and keynote addresses on SRHR, FGM and STEM

Exhibitions on opportunities available for girls through diplomatic missions

Counselling Sessions with trained counsellors on health, career, education etc.


Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Queens College Hall, Yaba, Lagos.

To be part of this event, please register here.

For more information, please click here.



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