Australia, MeCAHT Collaborate To Tackle Gender Inequality, Bolster Girl-child Protection


By Jessica Dogo

The Australian Government through its High Commission in Nigeria has collaborated with an NGO, MeCAHT to tackle gender inequality to facilitate girl-child protection.

The Australian Charge d’Affaires and acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Leann Johnston, made this known at the premiere of a film titled: ‘‘My Story’’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 30-minute film is all about human trafficking, early child marriage and labour.

Johnston described the project as a great one and would be beneficial to rural communities in Nigeria.

She said: “Nigeria has a high percentage of young girls, who are denied their future through poverty and gender inequality,” adding that they are forced into marriages.

Johnston added: “We also provide funding to the International Organisation for Migration, UNHCR, UNICEF as well to educate the community, the girls themselves and also provide support to survivors.

“It is a great project proposal…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria