Tag: international day of the girl child

This is what Rwanda is doing to end child sexual abuse

This weekend saw the International Day of the Girl Child, under the theme, ‘My Voice, Our Equal Future’. This theme has taken on a life of its own; adapting to the various gender climates in the different countries and regions around the world. Here in Rwanda, the day was recognised yesterday and, on the occasion, the First Lady Jeannette Kagame launched the, ‘End Child Sexual Abuse’ campaign. CNBC Africa spoke to Donatha Gihana, Gender Consultant about the new campaign and what this year’s theme means in a Rwandan context.

WARIF Founder Kemi Dasilva-Ibru on tackling gender-based violence in Nigeria

The United Nations says eliminating violence against women and girls is key to achieving gender equality and women empowerment – it is also vital to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). As the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child, explore solutions to issues affecting the Nigerian girl-child, Founder of Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), Kemi Dasilva-Ibru joins CNBC Africa.