The International Day of the Girl Child as declared by the United Nations is a day aimed at creating more opportunity for girls and increasing awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. "More than two thirds of all child marriages are still taking place below the minimum age permitted by national law, showing the difficulty in ending the practice", says report. But millions of vulnerable girls will continue to be at risk unless child marriage is tackled head on.
"We need to change attitudes in communities so that we can end this harmful practice once and for all".
He stated that adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years, but also as they mature into women. Child brides are also at greater risk of domestic and sexual violence. Parents may marry girls off so they have one less mouth to feed and in Africa will receive a "bride price" for the girl.
Mrs Ajimobi urged every individual to see the welfare of girls and their protection as their responsibilities in order to make a difference in the battle to ensure a level playing ground for girls as well as to reduce the level of vulnerability and exposure to danger that is associated with girls.
Empowerment: Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Khalild Tahir Sindhu has said that empowerment of girls is a key strategic priority of the Punjab government and it is focusing on girls' education.
Thorning-Schmidt added, "When a girl gets married too young, her role as a wife and a mother takes over". Around the world, girls are less likely than boys to be enrolled in school, which deprives them of vital resources and their best chance to learn the skills needed for a successful adulthood and life in a modern economy.
Amazon is not far behind, however, launching Voice Profiles for multiple users on its Echo smart speakers. Both Google and Amazon have been working to expand the offering of their respective smart speakers.
It is important to note that the valuation of Bitcoin is highly volatile and more hard to sell than traditional assets. Russian Federation becomes the third major economy in the span of a month to put the clamps on cryptocurrency .
Two bombers operating out of Andersen Air Force Base in Guam carried out the drills, US Pacific Air Forces said in a statement. However, North Korean hackers have been suspected to have previously targeted rival South's power grids with wiper malware.
But police say the cameras can be operated remotely and they found numerous videos in the bedroom, including one of the in couple. The story about an IN couple discovering a hidden camera IN their Florida Airbnb rental is taking the internet by storm .
National Inc Wi invested 2.4% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM ) on Monday, January 18 with "Neutral" rating. In related news, CFO Marianne Lake sold 17,596 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th.
Almost 22% of all shareholders, and more than 48% of independent ones, opposed Murdoch being allowed to continue in the post. It also said executive pay at Sky was too complex and that bosses could receive huge payouts if the Fox deal goes through.
Al-Khelaifi's rising status in European soccer has seen him earn a seat on UEFA's strategy panel as a delegate of top clubs. The case involves the award of broadcast rights for the next four World Cups from 2018 through 2030.
Meanwhile, the July IIP number was revised to 0.94 per cent from 1.2 per cent provisional estimates released last month. As food prices remained steady, the country's retail inflation also remained flat at 3.28% in September.
Hurricane Ophelia forms in the Atlantic
Hurricane Ophelia on Thursday morning (Oct. 12) was slowly moving through the Atlantic Ocean toward the Azores and Ireland. CDT Thursday, Hurricane Ophelia was located 715 miles southwest of the Azores and was moving north-northeast at 2 mph.
After Ashish Nehra Announces Retirement, Twitter Turns Emotional
Nehra is ecstatic to play at his home ground. "For me the true measure of success is how many times you bounce back from failure". Nehra clarified his stand on retirement from all forms of cricket, he said, "I have decided something, there is no going back".
Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again
The company has taken part of its website offline after an independent analyst said the site may have been hacked. In many cases, even more personal data was exposed, including driver's license and credit card numbers.
Kylie Jenner Has Reportedly Hired A Pregnancy Coach
It's thought that Kylie's baby is due in February, with a source saying: "They started telling friends a few weeks ago". The star has yet to confirm or deny any pregnancy rumours, making fans think that she is indeed expecting.
#WebExtra: Amazon Offers Account for Teens
If parents want to give their teen more autonomy, they can skip the approval step altogether and just set spending limits. Amazon .com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is now allowing teens to make their own accounts on its website.