International Day of A Girld Child

World Vision Lesotho to Commemorate International Day of the Girl Child

Press Release

Maseru, 9 October 2023 - World Vision International Lesotho is proud to announce its upcoming event to commemorate the International Day of a Girl Child, which will take place on October 11th in Rothe Area Programme. This event is designed to bring together partners from various sectors to engage in awareness raising, advocacy, and knowledge sharing, all focused on empowering the girl child.

The International Day of a Girl Child is an annual observance declared by the United Nations highlighting the importance of addressing the unique challenges and opportunities that girls face worldwide.  The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls. This year's theme, "OUR TIME IS NOW, OUR RIGHTS, OUR FUTURE," emphasizes the need for continued support and protection of girls' rights.

The event in Rothe Area Programme  aims to create a platform for dialogue and action, addressing critical issues that affect girls' lives, including early marriage, barriers to accessing basic education and advocating for the plight of hunger and malnutrition. By bringing together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, World Vision International Lesotho hopes to foster collaboration and drive positive change for girls in Lesotho.

Event Information:

The event will be graced by Her Majesty Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso, the World Vision International Lesotho Champion in Child Protection, The Minister of Education and Training Prof. Ntoi Rapapa, The Minister of Social Development Hon. Pitso Lesaoana and the World Vision International Lesotho Advisory Council 

When: Wednesday, October 11th, 2023, | Where Rothe Area Program, Thupa-Likaka High School | Time: 08:00 am - 13:30pm

World Vision International Lesotho believes that empowering girls is essential for the overall development and progress of society. By addressing issues such as early marriage, limited access to education and the plight of hunger and malnutrition, we aim to create a brighter future where every girl can reach her full potential.

Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of girls in in Lesotho and Globally.



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For more informationcontact:

Lerato Brown, Communications and Marketing Manager, +266 5891 1020 or Reentseng Phephetho, Communications and Digital Officer, +266 5743 0126

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