By Theresa Vamboi
As International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated on the 11th October 2019 with the theme “Girlforce Unscripted and Unstoppable” the Coordinator of Women’s Forum for Human Rights and Democracy (WOFHRAD), Madam Emilia, has called on all, especially young girls, to be focused and ready to stand the test of times to achieve their goals.
She highlighted that coming from a home where her father was a private in the military and a mother who was a palm wine seller, she never knew she was going to reach the point she has achieved in life. “But at some stage I said to myself no one is going to stop me,” she expressed determination.
She encouraged men to be mentors to our girls and not tormentors.
“They need your PROTECTION not your PENETRATION, yes they need you to GUIDE them not to MISGUIDE them. Let us make a world safe for our Girls. Do not take advantage of them because of their age otherwise they will get back on you.
On behalf of the Women’s Forum for Human Rights and Democracy (WOFHRAD-SL) I want to wish all our girls happy International Day of the Girl Child. And to all partners working to protect girls I say a very big thank you. To those men who have promised to protect our girls I say Bravo. To those of you who will not hands off our girls will see you at the PRISONS,” she maintained.