I trust your week has been great!
It’s been a very busy week for me and I thank God for His mercies.
I’m sure by now, you must have heard the news. But I just had to share it again with you my loyal blog readers.
On Wednesday 8th March, I was appointed the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for Maternal Health in West and Central Africa. I’m so grateful for this appointment and a bigger platform to speak out on issues I’m passionate about.
It is my aspiration that access to reproductive health care for women and girls, especially family planning, will be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for. Fought for, not just because of equality, but because we are tired of women dying while giving birth, tired of teenage girls dropping out of school because they got pregnant too early, tired of women not having a choice to decide if, when and how many children they wish to have. I know I am tired of this. This is why I feel honoured to partner with UNFPA and to use my network to make these issues widely known.
As Regional Ambassador, I will help advocate and raise awareness on these issues, whilst encouraging policies and laws that protect the rights and dignity of the girl child, and the critical investments needed for young people to fulfill their potential and for Africa to reap its demographic dividend.
Once again, I’m very grateful for this appointment and I urge us all to use whatever platform and resources we have within our disposal to advocate for those who need our support.
Here are some photos from the event which took place at Eko Hotel, Lagos.