The Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim says there is need to deal with tradition and culture that withhold the right of a girl child in the society.
Nsirim disclosed this at an event to mark the International Day of the Girl Child organized by Mother of Good Counsel Initiative, MOGCI in Port Harcourt.
He advised young girls to resist peer group in other to make it to the top despite challenges.
On her path, the Executive Director the Organization, Lady Doris Onyeneke has encouraged the girl child to be confident and urged parent to support their girl child.
Some students from selected girls secondary school in Port Harcourt present at the celebration while expressing happiness for been celebrated also encouraged other girls to be strong, wise and have self esteem
Our correspondent reports that a documentary on IDARA was launched to showcase the challenges of a girl child.
Our correspondent reports that the theme for this year: DIGITAL GENERATION: OUR GENERATION
Recall that the African Women Lawyers Association, AWLA Nigeria, Rivers State chapter had encouraged girl child to see themselves as those that can excel to the highest level in life
The Rivers State coordinator of Awla, Hilda Desmond-Ihekaire made this known in Port Harcourt while celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child in conjunction with Faculty of Law Rivers State University.
Speaking at the occasion, Hilda Desmond-Ihekaire hinted that the association has empowered two-girls as a way of bridging the gap, added that the culture of silent should be broken and called on the girl child to speak out in the face of molestations.
Our correspondent reports that the sub theme for the Awla celebrating the girl child is: curbing sexual harassment in schools and colleges due to increase rate molestations in the higher institution.