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In keeping with its vision of self discovery for the African Woman, AWMII (African Women Mentoring and Inspiring Initiative) commemorated this year’s International Girl-Child Day by educating and inspiring young women. 

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. The celebration of the day also “reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning and research.”

The pinky event which held at the popular Knowledge Development Centre (KDC) in Port Harcourt was tagged “Just Because I am a Girl”, where facilitators educated the girls on hygiene during menstrual circles and the legal coverage of sexual abuse of young women. The event was also graced by Hadassah Ibinyingi Allaputa, who is Ms Nigeria United Nations and also the founder of G-Pin Project. 

The chief host of the event was the amiable Nissi Ikenna-Amadi – Founder and Executive Director of AWMII.
This year’s global theme is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable,”, which according to UN’s official website was a celebration of all of the achievements by, with and for girls since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the passage of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990.