Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed has called on the president, cabinet secretaries and the members of parliament to create laws that will support girls’ education.
The CS said that the state should place girls and youths as a priority in their strategies before their political interests.
Amina said that the move can be achieved Collectively through cross-ministerial coordination. She proposed that different ministries can come together with different policies for girls’ education.
Ambassador Amina was speaking at the British High Commission in her capacity as Co-Chair of the Platform for Girls’ Education program.
Her sentiments comes prior to the International Women’s Day that will be celebrated on March 8. This year’s theme for the annual event is: I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights.
CS Amina was attending celebrations of Dr. Stella Bosire who was honored by Commonwealth with a special series of awards made by The Queen of England who is also the Head of the Commonwealth. Dr. Bosire’s recognition came after she supported over 20,000 women and girls living in poverty. She was awarded with the Commonwealth Point of Light Award.
The event gave rise to a policy paper by The Platform for Girls Education. This is part of a campaign ‘Leave No Girl Behind’ to support quality education for a girl child for 12 years, especially those from less fortunate areas.
The year 2020 marks a silver jubilee of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which established the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights.