As a way to mark the Girl Child Day in Brazil, the Chief Executive Officer of the Princess Adedoja Ogunwusi Foundation has met with team of lawyers with the aim of setting up an advocacy and legal team that ensure women’s rights and inclusion in Brazil, USA and Nigeria.
In a statement signed by her Project Director, Gbenga Sodeinde and made available to journalists yesterday, Princess Ogunwusi said she is set to put up a team that will be saddled with responsibility of fighting for women’s rights in a bid to ensure that women are no longer treated as only kitchen chiefs again.
Princess Ogunwusi said as part of the objectives of her organization, she is set to ensure promotion and empowerment of women/girl-child, adding that men are equally going to assist in her advocacy and fight to ensure these battle is won.
She said, ” I am not happy millions of girls are still being denied their rights to education particularly in Africa and the Northern part of Nigeria.
“It is wearisome to note that young girls and women are more often than not the victims in cases of wars and insecurity as they are left to bear the brunt of a disseminated economy when their male counterparts are killed or injured during wars and other crises.”
She pointed out that these situations are common, particularly in Nigeria and other parts of Africa countries where insurgencies, insecurity and war situation are rampant.
“At our meeting held yesterday to mark the girl child day in Brazil, we have concluded arrangement towards setting up an effective team that will work with our organization’s objectives to ensure eradication of exclusion, human trafficking, among others, as girl child are mostly affected.
“Towards ensuring this in Brazil, USA, and in Nigeria where our organization have been active, we are already talking to stakeholder, and action plans have been drawn in a bid to ensure that no stone is left unturned.
“We shall continue to do our best to ensure that protection, promotion and advocacy against deprivation, rapes and various forms of abuse against the girl-child,” Princess Ogunwusi added.