The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has reiterated commitment to empower girls and help them to harness their potential and contribute to the development of society.
Tallen, who was represented by Joseph Dzungwe in Abuja, said this at an event to commemorate the International Day of the Girl-Child.
The annual event, celebrated on October 11th, was declared by the United Nation to create a platform for more girls worldwide and to increase awareness on issues of gender equality.
The event, which was organised by AIDS Health Care Foundation AHF, Strong Enough Girls Initiative, and Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa, has “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable” as its theme.
The minister said that the theme: “Unscripted and Unstoppable” was apt as it was chosen to highlight girl-child achievements around the world on opportunities, self-esteem, women rights, while bringing to the fore, challenges confronting them.