Plan International Liberia joins its global family to celebrate this year’s International Day of the Girl Child (IDG) with Girls Takeover events planned from 5 to 10 October, 2018 in Monrovia and other counties of the Plan International Liberia’s interventions.
According to a press release, the program is launched under the theme “With her, a skilled girl force”.
More than 100 girls have been mobilized to form part of the celebration which will include girls advocacy on issues affecting them via national radios, community outreach, a learning session, and actual takeover of seats on 9 October at selected offices of Government ministries, INGOs and business establishments in and out of Monrovia as leaders in decision – making for a day.
The release says the Girls Takeover provides opportunities for girls to gain deeper understanding of leadership work, building enthusiasm and understanding of a particular working environment, while providing a platform to be heard.
The exercise also aims to inspire girls for leadership roles in political economic, and social spaces, and to highlight issues around girls’ right to learn, lead, decide, and thrive.
During the takeover exercises, the girls are expected to engage influential and high level decision makers including the general public on issues relating to girls’ rights, and at the same time distribute flyers, banners, and posters with messages around girls’ issues.
Plan International Liberia, a developmental partner, joined and supported the Government of Liberia in celebrating all IDGs in the past through technical and material support to ensure the successful celebration of the IDG in Liberia.
On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 declaring October 11 of each year as “International Day of the Girl Child (IDG)”. –Press release