Hundreds of Nigerian ladies marked Worldwide Girls’s Day in Lagos on Wednesday (Mar. 8).
Some gathered on the metropolis’s Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, many sporting the internationally recognised Girls’s Day color, purple, which signifies justice and dignity.
“I imagine personally it [Editor’s note: International Women’s Day] makes us really feel celebrated as a girl, being acknowledged, and at this time’s personal, this yr’s personal is principally speaking about having equal gender,” Idowu Bimpe mentioned.
“So, I hope males is not going to be threatened as a result of they’re bringing us ladies up so we will really compete in each sphere of life,” the farmer mentioned.
One other girl, Kemi Omotosho doubled down: “It’s necessary for us to have fun ourselves, not simply in Nigeria however all around the world. Girls, we’re robust, we’re assured, we flip techniques round for the great of the household.
“So, it’s good […] to make us come collectively as a gaggle to encourage ourselves, to understand ourselves after which see a approach of shifting this nation ahead and the world at giant,” the entrepreneur mentioned.
The UN acknowledged Worldwide Girls’s day in 1977, however the event has its roots in Labour actions of the early twentieth Century.
Some of today’s demands by women’s groups are economic parity and an end to sexual assaults.
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