September 25, Kathmandu. On the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child, 62 teenagers from 7 districts across the country have served at local level positions for a day.
She has been given the opportunity to assume the position of local government under the ‘Girls Takeover’ program on the occasion of International Girl Child Day in coordination with local government, Hami Dajubhai, Plan International, local organizations and youth hubs.
Meanwhile, 15-year-old Nisha Choudhary has taken over as the Deputy Mayor of Madhuvan Municipality. Taking charge on Sunday, Nisha said that the municipality is and will remain committed to online access and safety of girls.
They say girls and teens were abused and given false information online. She said teens and girls were influenced by misleading information on Facebook including cocaine, that people who did not have coronavirus were infected, that corona was a drug, and that a vaccine was available. Nisha says that not being able to differentiate between right and wrong has had a bad effect.
Stating that the ‘Girls Takeover’ program has further clarified the risks, opportunities and challenges faced by online girls and teenagers in the city, Deputy Chief Subharani Tharu thanked the organisers. ‘Everything has a positive and a negative side. Same is the case with online. But we don’t just get information through it. It has further clarified that girls and adolescents are at risk,’ she said.
He informed that the municipality has not made any program on such subject but will organize online education program in the coming days.
Every year 11 October is celebrated as International Girl Child Day.