AIM: Increased consciousness among the general populace on rights and potentials of girls and young females.
When it comes to human rights violation, the girlchild is most affected. They suffer gender discrimination and are victims of all forms of human rights abuse at all levels – family, school, place of work, society at large, religious gathering and public places and events.
This development has more or less denigrated the person and personality of the girlchild and young females, which also eroded their confidence and self-esteem. Their status within the society at large continues to nosedive and they have remained inferior and unable to compete with their male folk, even when they exhibit more capacity, talents, and skills in similar areas.
Culture which is a way of life also has a pervasive influence on how girls and young females are perceived and treated. It is a common knowledge that Nigerian girls and young females are held down from realizing their full potentials, all in the name and game of culture. It is, therefore, no surprise that all discriminations against women tend to seek justification in cultural mores, beliefs, and practices.
GPI seeks to break all barriers that impede the ability of girls and young females to be the best they can be. Such barriers include
- Traditional practices
- Policies and legislations
- Myths and misconceptions
GPI responds appropriately to this issue by building interventions around the following components