NAWOJ Champions Children’s Rights, Implores Stakeholders to Safeguard the Future Generation

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Ekiti State Chapter has called on relevant stakeholders to prioritize adequate protection for children in order to guide and facilitate necessary developments in the society.

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The women journalists made this appeal as they commemorated the celebration of this year’s Children’s Day. The day is annually observed on May 27th to recognize the importance of children and the need to protect and promote their rights.

This year’s celebration, themed “Protecting Children’s Rights: A Call to Action,” is a reminder of the urgent need to address the numerous challenges facing children in Nigeria, including child abuse, child labor, and lack of access to quality education and healthcare

In a press statement, the NAWOJ Chairperson, Mrs. Adewumi Ademiju, and Secretary, Mrs. Funmi Falae, stated that the association is committed to amplifying the voices of children and advocating for their rights and well-being.

The women journalists celebrated children across Ekiti State and worldwide, reaffirming their dedication to being a voice for the protection and empowerment of the younger generation.

“Through our media platforms and community outreach programs, we will continue to raise awareness about the importance of protecting children from harm and ensuring they have access to the resources they need to thrive,” the statement read.

NAWOJ called on the government, civil society organizations, and individuals to join in the effort to protect and promote the rights of children, emphasizing that “together, we can create a safer and more nurturing environment for our children to grow and succeed.”

Adewumi Ademiju, the NAWOJ Chairperson, reiterated the association’s commitment to amplifying the voices of children and advocating for their rights and well-being.

Funmi Falae, the NAWOJ Secretary, added that the association will continue to raise awareness about the importance of protecting children from harm and ensuring they have access to the resources they need to thrive.

As the nation commemorates Children’s Day, NAWOJ’s call for stronger child protection measures echoes the urgent need to address the challenges facing children in Nigeria and create a brighter future for the next generation.

The celebration of Children’s Day serves as a reminder of the critical role that children play in shaping the future of our society. It is a time to reflect on the progress made in protecting the rights of children and identify areas that require further attention and action.

NAWOJ’s commitment to being a voice for the protection and empowerment of children is commendable. The association’s efforts to raise awareness and advocate for the rights of children will undoubtedly contribute to creating a more just and equitable society for the younger generation.

The challenges facing children in Nigeria, such as child abuse, child labor, and limited access to quality education and healthcare, are deeply concerning. These issues not only impact the well-being of individual children but also have far-reaching consequences for the overall development of the nation.

By calling on stakeholders to prioritize child protection, NAWOJ is highlighting the urgent need for collaborative action to address these challenges. The association recognizes that the protection and empowerment of children require the collective efforts of the government, civil society organizations, and individuals.

NAWOJ’s pledge to continue using its media platforms and community outreach programs to raise awareness and advocate for children’s rights is a testament to the association’s dedication to this critical cause. The association’s unwavering commitment to amplifying the voices of children and ensuring their access to the resources they need to thrive is commendable.

As the nation celebrates Children’s Day, NAWOJ’s call for action serves as a rallying cry for all stakeholders to join the effort in creating a brighter future for the children of Nigeria. The protection and empowerment of children are not only moral imperatives but also essential for the sustainable development and prosperity of the nation.

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