Today is the international day of the girl child. Today is the day dedicated to this amazing beautiful and incredible specie of the humans. The girl child. Today we recall our commitment towards making the life of a girl child important, appreciated and visible. Today is the day we re establish our commitment towards ending child marriage, eradicating female genital mutilation and other harmful cultural practices. Girl child, today is your day.
As a child, as a girl child not many years ago, I faced no threats of child marriage or fgm or any sort of harmful cultural practice. As I girl child, I wa taught to be clever, to speak my mind and encouraged to excel. I was no ordinary girl child among my peers. Ask them. I was always reminded that I own my life and what I decide to do affects me the most. God bless my grandmothers soul, she groomed this girl child to a woman she is is today.
A woman who understands that a girl child still faces many challenges even in this day. A woman who takes women’s and girls rights and welfare at heart. A girl who forgets and forgoes her privileges. A woman who appreciates the battles worn but those before her in order for her to be where she is. A woman willing to uplift fellow girl children.
But girl child, today is your day. Girl child, we want to see you rise. Rise without reservations or fear. We want to see you soar. Even among the highest of tides. Girl child, we want to see you win. Even if you must win each and every race or battle, win. Even when they call you ‘too much’ ‘too arrogant’, win. Girl child, today is your day. I promise to you, that I will always be for you and work for you. You are loved and appreciated girl child, rise, soar and win. ❤️