Muryar Talaka Awareness Initiative ,a non-governmental and non-profit organization has on this auspicious occasion of International Day of the Girl Child,felicitate with the girls in Nigeria in in spite of the challenges.
Equally important,,we wish to draw the attention of the federal government,and governors of the 19 northern States of Nigeria to the deteriorating condition of the Girl Child. The challenges afflicting girl child in northern States of Nigeria include: sexual Gender Based Violence including,abduction and rape by kidnappers; deprivation of educational opportunities, child marriage, child labour, trafficking and hosts of abuses and exploitation which the girls are being subjected to.
Today,it is common to see girls, begging for food in the streets.Many of our girls have become prostitutes because of hunger and poverty.Many have become drug addicts because of frustration occasioned by conflicts and other man-made calamities.
Many are being forced into marriage with bandits!
In the light of the foregoing, Muryar Talaka Awareness Initiative is calling for action not rhetoric from governments and all stakeholders.
We call for enforcement of effective sanction against rapists. All states should establish sexual offenders register which is backed by law.
special scholarship should be provided to girl child. There should be total abolition of tuition fees for girls in post primary school and high institutions.
Comrade Bishir Dauda Sabuwar Unguwa Katsina
Muryar Talaka Awareness Initiative