Human Rights

Female legislators commemorate Day of the African Child while in School Uniforms

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Right Honourable Catherine Gotani Hara, along with all female Members of Parliament, have today joined the commemoration of the International Day of the African Child which falls on 16th June every year.

In commemoration of the Day, the Minister of Gender, Children and Community Welfare requested the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus to put on primary school uniform on Tuesday and use the occasion to disseminate messages about girl child education.

Women cabinet ministers and deputies as well as women MPs put away their suits and national wear for the Day and deliberated on Parliament proceedings while in school uniform.

Hara: we stand with the girl child

Speaking at Parliament, the Speaker said the female Members of Parliament decided to celebrate the girl child in style as all MPs are where they are now because they went through education facilities.

“We stand with the girl child and we want to encourage them even with the challenges that they are facing, they should still persevere and work hard,” said the Speaker.

The International Day of the African Child was commemorated under the theme 30 years after the adoption of the Charter: Accelerate the implementation of Agenda 2040 for an Africa fit for children.

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