International Day of the Girl Child

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“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”1 John 3:18

STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT OF ZIMBABWE (SCMZ), would like to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child a commemoration that is celebrated every year on the 11th of October. A day we remind ourselves the struggles that all girls go through and how far we have come as a young Christians to facilitate the empowerment of the girl child through our work in female capacity building and gender mainstreaming.  

We are happy to be one of the leading organisations in Zimbabwe that pushed for a motion to “promote stiffer penalties on gender-based violence offenders”. As a people that have a God given mandate in the land of the living we continue to fight and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and soldier to promote the rights and freedoms of the girl child, bearing in mind that we still have a long way to go.

We stand and unite and see girls and humans before we see them as people of different gender. 

For decades and decades patriarchy dominated Africa. Girls where considered and regarded as baby making machines. Sold and bought as if they were commodities.

Their duty was to sit home, learn house chores and how to take care of a man. Marriage was similar to attaining a tertiary degree.

At the age of six the girl child was trained and indoctrinated to the point that they gave dolls real food.

This year 2019 it is also important to talk about matters to do with menstruation so that the girl child has a healthy and happy period. At the end of it all lets all remember menstruation is natural and it happens.

As the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe., today we stand and rally behind all the girls in the world as we celebrate and commemorate the DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD.

A day we remind ourselves the struggles that all girls went through and how far we have come as a people to give them the chance to empower themselves and be able to make decisions for themselves.

 

As a people in this land of the living we continue to fight and soldier on fighting to promote the rights and freedoms of the girl child, bearing in mind that we still a long way to go.

We stand and unite and see girls and humans before we see them as people of different gender.

However, as a people lets unite and empower the girl child, not forgetting to empower the boy child for the empowered girl child.

#GirlsTakeOverZw

 

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