“The past years have shown us a series of grave violations against children in both decades-long and new conflicts. From Nigeria to Ethiopia to Yemen, thousands of children and youths are paying the prices for tribal, intercommunal violence, and insurgency conflicts.
Today, I am here for the nameless and the named ones, and calling everyone to commit to formal action plans and to take concrete measures to protect children, especially girls. World leaders must fill the wide gap in aid funding so that women and children can receive protection and meet their essential needs. “
───── Aisha Zannah, young activist from Maiduguri (Nigeria) and girl’s education advocate