“Prepare Yourself”: Satta tells Liberian girls

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National Child Right Advocate and Former Speaker at Liberia Children’s Parliament Satta F. Sheriff joined many girls yesterday in celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child. The day since established 11th October 2012, has been marked to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The theme for this year marking the occasion “WITH HER: A SKILLED GIRL FORCE”. Miss Satta encouraged the girls to prepare themselves for the task ahead in meeting up with their male counterparts. She said, reading more and involvement in active workshops and programs will help the Liberian girl child and it will promote them. She added that, Liberian girls should be serious in taking up positions in the society. She pleaded that, there should be opportunities and programs to promote the girl child and the protection against rape, segregation among others. She added her voice to the many voices in creating awareness for the month of breast cancer. She called on the government and the Health Ministry to come out with strategist programs in creating awareness to reduce breast cancer in the country. She spoke at a program organized by WOGONSOL in partnership with Youth in Action for Peace and Empowerment in Congo Town.