Monday, September 23, 2013

Dear Parents of Every Girl Child


"Girl Rising" will premiere in Nigeria on Friday October 11, 2013, see the details below.


Dear Parents of every girl child,
What kind of education are you giving your child?
You know your child is your future.

We want to talk to you on educating our daughters and lest we forget, our housemaids or house-girls are not left out.
You must not deprive any housemaid or house-girl of education.

The kind of education you give your housemaid or house-girl will affect and reflect in the life of your own child, because you often leave your child in the care of your housemaid or house-girl while you are at work or elsewhere and it is what she knows she will share or teach your child. So, it would be best and of great benefit to you to make sure that you don't deprive your housemaid or house-girl of a good education for the mutual benefit of your own child.

Your own daughter and the housemaid or house-girl are going to share many things in common as long as they live in the same environment and as the Laws of Harvest prove and the Word of God says, what we sow is what we shall reap sooner or later in life. So, please care and love every housemaid or house-girl as you care and love your own child.

Don't maltreat your housemaid or house-girl lest she will also maltreat your child or become a negative influence in the upbringing of your child.

If you don't educate your housemaid or house-girl, you are only showing a bad example that will definitely harm you in the future, because our daughters regardless of their social class backgrounds are the future mothers of our nations.



Now here are the facts you should know.

66 million girls across the world are out of school.
Source: UNESCO - UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics estimation
Globally, 1 in 5 girls of lower secondary school age is out of school
Source: UNESCO - UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics estimation
Girls’ primary school completion rates are below 50% in most poor countries.
Source: UNESCO - UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics estimation PDF
Every year, 10 million girls are forced or coerced into marriage.
Source: Bruce, J. and S. Clark (2004), “The Implications of Early Marriage for HIV/AIDS Policy”, Brief based on backgroundpaper prepared for the WHO/UNFPA/Population Council Technical Consultation on Married Adolescents New York
Every 3 seconds, another girl is forced or coerced to marry.
Source: Plan’s ‘Breaking Vows: Early and Forced Marriage and Girls’ Education, 2011
1 in every 3 girls in the developing world is married by the age of 18.
Source: UNICEF (2011), “The State of the World’s Children 2011, Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity”, New York: UNICEF Population Council.
1 in 7 marries before they reach the age of 15.
Source: The Elders (2010), “Child Marriage”.. Accessed 24 May 2011.
150 million girls, and 73 million boys, under 18 have experienced rape or other forms of sexual violence.
Source: According to the World Health Organization based on estimates by Andrews, G., et al. 2004. “Child Sexual Abuse,” Chapter 23 in Ezzati, M., et al. 2004. Comparative Quantification of Health Risks: Global and Regional Burden of Disease Attributable to Selected Major Risk Factors. Vol. 2. WHO, Geneva: 1851-1940 and data of the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs for population under 18 years. See WHO. 2006. Global Estimates of Health Consequences due to Violence against Children. Background paper for the United Nations Study on Violence against Children. WHO, Geneva, cited in General Assembly. 2006. Report of the Independent Expert for the United Nations Study on Violence against Children.
The leading cause of death for young women aged 15-19 in developing countries is pregnancy.
Source: Because I am a Girl. The State of the World’s Girls 2009. Girls in the Global Economy: Adding It All Up, p.51. London, Plan. World Health Organization WHO, Women and Health
An extra year of secondary school increases a girl’s potential income by 15 to 25%.
Source: Psacharopoulous, G. et al. “Returns to Investment in Education: A further Update. Policy Research Working Paper 2881 (Washington, DC: World Bank 2002).
Each extra year of a mother’s schooling cuts infant mortality by between 5 and 10%.
Source: Herz, B. And Sperling G. (2004). What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence and Policies from the Developing World. Council on Foreign Relations: New York
An increase of only 1% in girls secondary education attendance, adds 0.3% to a country's GDP.
Source: Plan International (2008) 'Paying the Price, the economic cost of failing to educate girls.

Holly Gordon, the Executive Director of 10x10 and Executive Producer of "Girl Rising" will be the Special Guest of Honor and Guest Speaker at the Nigerian Premiere of "Girl Rising" to celebrate the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child on Friday October 11 and also on Saturday October 12, 2013.

Come and join us to celebrate the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child on Friday October 11, 2013. And we are having the big event.
The Nigerian premiere of "Girl Rising", the phenomenal CNN film by 10x10, at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria, 133, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
For advance bookings for the tickets for the special screening of "Girl Rising", email: publisher@nigeriansreport.com.








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