As you may know, October 11 was the International Day of the Girl Child.
So, I have a few thoughts to share with you fabulous people. These thoughts come to my mind when I think of the girl child and every female person in Africa and beyond -
I wish we had a system where boys and girls were treated equally.
I wish girls' education was valued highly.
I wish girls were not treated as mere sex objects or house keepers.
I wish for the eradication of underage/child marriage and pregnancy.
I wish for a structure in all Nigerian customs and traditions were girls were entitled to inherit property.
I wish women were allowed to pass their own surnames to their children.
I wish women were not treated as second class citizens.
I wish more women would lead in entrepreneurship and business. I wish for more female CEOs, nation-leaders, world leaders, Secretary-General of the UN...
I wish there was no marginalisation and discrimination based on gender.
I wish we knew how strong we are and how much more we can achieve...