October 9 is 2015 International Day of the Girl Child

Since 2012, the United Nations has been announcing one day deemed the International Day of the Girl Child. The day highlights girl’s human rights, gender inequalities, discrimination and abuse around the world. This year, it is on October 9, and the US Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria is hosting an event.

The event, which begins at 9 am in the Consulate, features a keynote speaker. Charles B. Rangel, Deputy Director of the International Affairs Program for Howard University, will deliver a speech on this year’s theme. The theme is The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.

Other guests will include child rights activists, civil society organizations, students, and alumni of State Department educational and cultural affairs programs.

If you would like to attend the event, please contact Temitayo Famutimi before 4 pm on Wednesday October 7. You can contact Temitayo at 0803-408-0353 or famutimiTO@state.gov.

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