Travails of the girl child
by Abdulrahman Abdulganiyu
Inside life, women or girls around the world witness challenges of their fundamental right. Discrimination, violence and harassment of female sex has dominated the four angles of the world and shaped the daily news in the media. Throughout the world, fundamental human rights has castigated the topic of gender inequality. Law of every nation has provided -in their constitution- clearly by treating the right of quality in no preference to any sex.
It is a statement of fact that females around the world witness infringement of rights on a daily basis. Discrimination, violence and harassment of female sex have contributed a tad to the dimension of public discourse globally. The advocacy for "women and men, and girls and boys, to enjoy the same right, resources, opportunities and protections", as defined by UNICEF, is conflagrating by the day. A thrilling sign that gender equality has come to stay.
Gender equality is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation, and decision-making; the state of valuing different behaviours, aspirations needs equally, regardless of gender.
The girl-child is given less priority at home than the male child, usually because of the no...