First Lady calls for more efforts to end child marriages


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Accra, Oct 11, GNA – First Lady, Mrs Rebecca
Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to help put a stop to child marriage, and
reduce high dropout rates for girls as the world marks International Day of the
Girl on October 11.

She said there was also the need to work
together to end sexual and all other forms of violence against girls.

“Today is International Day of the Girl!
Today, we can all com

Accra, Oct 11, GNA – First Lady, Mrs Rebecca
Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to help put a stop to child marriage, and
reduce high dropout rates for girls as the world marks International Day of the
Girl on October 11.

She said there was also the need to work
together to end sexual and all other forms of violence against girls.

“Today is International Day of the Girl!
Today, we can all commit to support girls to dream big and secure a better
future. We can enable girls to go to school and stay the course. Education is
the foundation of our development” a statement issued from the Office of the
First Lady said.

“My Foundation, The Rebecca Foundation is
working with relevant stakeholders to promote girls education in Ghana.

“In partnership with all of you, we can help
and inspire girls to achieve their dreams by doing away with any practice that
limits their potential”, Mrs Akufo-Addo said in the statement. 

GNA


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