DIGITAL GENERATION, OUR GENERATION!
Everywhere around the world people have different reasons to celebrate in diverse ways. The International Day of the Girl Child is one of those unique annual festivals that is also celebrated globally. It is a day set aside for concern organizations and individuals calling out for the rights of little girls who are silently oppressed around the world to take a chance to celebrate girls around the world. It works to eliminate deep-rooted gender-based issues, deeply entrenched issues and problematic mindsets that have been passed on to generations, having mad gender-based discrimination and oppression threateningly common in every household, particularly in developing countries. International Day of the Girl Child seeks to eliminate the tragi predicaments of little girls around the world.
Adolescence is a critical point in every person’s life.
It determines the trajectory of girls’ lives, which i why caring for girls in their youth benefits all. If the are empowered at a vulnerable age, they can mature into liberated, wise women of the future and as a society, we all win. The world needs profound social transformation in support of girls’ rights.
In Cross River State, wife of the Governor, Dr. Linda Ayade, Linda is making remarkable progress towards the empowerment of girls, as she is working hard to see that empowered girls grow up to be empowered women. She marked this year’s day with the theme, ”Digital Generation, our Generation”, with a call for support of the all-round development and growth of the girl chi!~ ensuring that girls, especially, in rural communities, can reap the benefit of the technological revolution that has reshaped the life of every human being.
The message behind observing this day is to show that girls are leaders. They are change-makers and they can drive good and growth around the world . They are a fundamental source of transformational change for gender equality, and technology is a crucial tool to support their work, activism and leadership. Also, this October 11, UN Women joined other UN agencies, Civil Society and girls around the world to celebrate this memorable day, with particular focus on how girls are disadvantaged and not enjoying their fundamental human rights and how gender and age discrimination are at the heart of the violation of girls’ rights.
Together, women called for equal access to the internet and digital devices for girls and targeted investments to facilitate opportunities for girls’ safety and meaningfully access, use, lead and design technology. It is evident that digital inclusion and literacy open new avenues to learning,. . earning and leading for girls, especially, during the COVID-19 pandemic, even as the pandemic has also deepened the gender divide around connectivity and online safety, with girls facing economic and social barriers to internet and device access.
The UN statement for International Day of the Girl Child is instructive.