Filmmaker and award winning actress, Stephanie Linus, in partnership with the Canadian High Commission to Nigeria have been enabling African women and girls reach their full potential, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.
Stephanie Linus was a keynote speaker at the ‘African Child Campaign’ organized by the Canadian High Commission in Abuja, last Thursday 21st July.
Speaking under the theme “Empowering African girls to reach their full potential by delaying marriage and staying in school,” Mrs Linus spoke passionately on the need to educate the African Child and how DRY has been shifting conversations around the world, thereby shinning the spotlight on the African girl-child.
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At the two-part event which included the screening of Africa’s Best Overall Movie ‘DRY’ and a Press Conference, Mrs Linus and the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Perry John Calderwood highlighted the efforts they have been employing.
Hear her remarks;
“As we watch this movie and as we discuss here today, let it be foremost in our minds that the education of girls, especially the most marginalized, is key to their survival & that of the future generation.”
The movie was well received by members of the press, staff of the Canadian High Commission and all invited guests who lauded Mrs Linus’ efforts in producing a world-class movie which is being used as a tool to create awareness about the plight of the African Child.
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The Canadian High Commissioner also reiterated the Canadian government’s commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, while highlighting some of their recent campaign efforts in Nigeria and other African countries.
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