The Rights of the Girl-Child in the Empowerment Question and National Development



This paper seeks to examine the gender specific challenges faced by the girl-child, despite landmark legislations. And identify the cultural and traditional gender biases reflected in societal law and practices. The paper highlighted the premium value placed on child preferences and analysed cultural beliefs which hinder her access to education. It aims at contributing knowledge and creating awareness about the deep rooted discriminatory challenges confronting the girl child. The study recommends gender specific policies to emancipate, develop and empower the girl-child for national development.

Keywords: Rights, Girl-Child, Culture, Education, Empowerment, Development, Discrimination

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