2023 International Day of the Girl Child Call For Essay Competition

In celebration of the 2023 International Day of the Girl Child, HACEY Health Initiative is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 7th International Day of the Girl Child Essay Competition for secondary school students. The essay competition encourages critical thinking towards proffering solutions to girl child issues in Nigeria.

Essay Topic

The role of the Nigerian government and society in promoting women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life.


Girls in secondary schools in Nigeria

Guidelines & Submission

All essays must:

  • Contain a cover page containing the student’s full name, age, class, school name, phone number, email address, and state of residence.
  • Be written in English language
  • Not less than 700 words and not more than 1,000 words
  • Be the original work of the applicant


Essays should be submitted to [email protected] on or before 6:00pm on Friday 15th September, 2023.

Notification and Announcement of Winners

Finalists will be notified by September 18th, 2023 and winners will be announced and awarded at the 11th International Day of the Girl Child Conference in Lagos State.


1st – Laptop & N200,000

2nd – N100,000 and other consolation prizes

3rd – N50,000 and other consolation prizes

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