Event: CHILD AND NOT BRIDE – (Right of the Nigerian Girl Child to Education and not Infant Marriages)
We’ll Insist That Our Daughters Be Sent To School And Not To Infant Marriages.
Education is the bedrock of every society, and the education of the girl child is as important as that of her male counterpart.
We therefore are surprised that Nigeria’s Senate didn’t consider making it mandatory for every girl child below 18 to be in school.
Instead, they gave a legislative seal of approval for the marriage of underage girls.
That means even a 5 year old toddler could be married off by her parents.
Nigerians of all tribes and religions have rejected this, and therefore undertake to stand against the state-sanctioned abuse of the girl child.
Saturday, 20th July, 2013, we’ll be signing a petition that’ll be forwarded to the National Assembly, Abuja.
Abuja, the venue is: Unity Fountain, by Transcorp Hilton and the Park. T
ime is: 9am-12noon.
Lagos, the venues:
1. Ojeez Restaurant, National Stadium Surulere, Lagos
2. Alausa Park, Opposite Lagos State Governor’s Office, Ikeja, Lagos
3. The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki 4. New African Shrine, Agidingbi, Ikeja.
5. Arrangements are still on-going for those in Festac Town and it’s environs.
Time is 9am-12noon.
We also ask you to volunteer your time to help us take papers to churches and mosques for signing. We need to gather as much signatures as we can push for within just 2 days. Millions of them, if we can, will speak more than mere thousands. And if the millions are in their tens, then better.
We will save the girl child. She’s a #ChildNotBride.