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International Day of the Girl-Child: Aisha Buhari Calls For More Action Against Gender-Based Violence

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Aminat Mohammed

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has declared that there is a need to do more to address gender-based violence in the country.

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Mrs. Buhari also expressed happiness over what she described as the “progress” made in the area of activism by girls to protect their gender.

The First Lady said this in commemoration of the International Day of the Girl-Child, marked every October 11, by the United Nations and its sister agencies.

She said: “Today, I join millions of girls around the world to celebrate this year’s international day of the girl child, the theme for this year is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”. I am happy to note the progress that has been made in the area of activism by girls to protect their gender.

“I want to state that more needs to be done especially to address gender-based violence which seems to be more pronounced recently. All hands must be on deck to achieve this.”


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