Mar 6, 2009, 4:06 AM
Fatim Badjie, Vice Chairperson of Board of Director of Young People in the
Media (YPM), has called on girls to acquire life skills that could help them in
She was addressing girls during the recently-ended all-girls conference organised by YPM in collaboration with the Girls Generation (TGG) held at the Paradise Suites Hotel.
The objective of the All Girls Conference was to bring duty bearers within communities from all over the country and young girls for them to dialogue on the progress made regarding the law on gender-based violence in relation to girls and women.
It was also to look at the progress made on banning FGM, changes it has brought in the mindsets of young girls, community leaders, parents, survivors and stakeholders.
The theme of the conference was “Ending all forms of GBV and empowering girls to take the lead in nation building.”
Fatim Badjie urged young girls to be assertive and follow their career pattern to excel and succeed in life as they are living in an ever changing world.
Young girls need to acquire good life skills that would help them in the future, she said, adding that young girls are mostly exposed to certain uncomfortable situations which could be disturbing.
“They need to be empowered and be in charge of their own destiny and be conscious of their self-worth.”
She commended the YPM team for a well-organised all girls’ conference and assured the young girls of her personal support and that of her organisation.