The Thirty Minutes Acting Minister of Women Affairs, Miss Fridausi Bashir, has called for provision of digital opportunities for girls to enhance their empowerment and self- esteem.
She made the call in Abuja while occupying the seat of the Minister of Women Affairs for 30 minutes as part of events to mark the 2021 international day of Girl child.
Miss Bashir explained that the inclusion of girls in the digital space would promote their zeal to protect their rights, fight against gender based violence and other harmful practices melted out on girls.
“All hands must be on deck to address the issue of Girl Child education, ending child marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual abuse, ending Child trafficking and removing children from the streets. For a prosperous Nigeria, leave no Girl behind” she said.
She further urged the Ministry of women affairs to invest in knowing more about girls and women digital realities by supporting the learning solutions that is fit for the digital world.
” support safe spaces for Girls in School, support mentoring and life skills to Girls, use technology as a solution to address Gender Based Violence”. She said
The Twelve year old Miss Fridausi Bashir, is a Primary 6 student from Kebbi State, Northern Nigeria.