Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
A woman is human
Explain your idea in details:
It is said that no woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. In our various societies today women and the girl child faces all forms of abuse ranging from domestic and sexual abuse, rape, child marriages, improper education, female genital mutilation (FGM) and so on. FGM is not just a vile practice it also infringes on the basic human rights of women. Medically it's unnecessary and irreversible. These girls go through this unknowingly all in the name of tradition. Our girls should be educated they need to know what they are up against. Different things empower different women and it's not your place to tell her which one it is. Women need to know that who and what they are is enough. That they can achieve and do anything. Our daughters need to be taught the value of self worth and self confidence and the power of their voice. We've begun to raise daughters more like sons but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. The idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers and sisters should be destroyed. Let's reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people. A woman is human equality should be given. It's the right of woman to education, marriage, mother hood, job. It's her right to support herself to live for herself. I march for women's right and reproductive rights and human rights for all people regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religion or nationality.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
By educating not just daughters but also parents on the dangers and effects of FGM letting them understand that irrespective of whatever form it takes FGM have numerous acute and chronic physical health consequences. Inducing implications for reproductive, mental and emotional health, varying degrees of emotional difficulties that may lead to psychiatric disorder in some cases immediate death due to excessive bleeding. No sane parents will allow their children go through such a torture. By educating and creating awareness on FGM letting them know that it's unnecessary will definitely put an end to it. Thus helping us raise children who won't have to recover from their childhood. Letting our women know how important they are at home letting them understand that they have a say on how things ought to be done. Letting them give their ideas and opinions in the work place as well as paying them what you pay their male counterparts. Letting our daughters at school know that they can pursue their dreams and be whoever they want to be. Letting them know they have certain rights and shouldn't be afraid to exercise them. With women and girls feeling safe, confident and worthy our society won't just be happier and peaceful but it will be progressive as well. How can there be progress in a society when half the populace is held back? Everyone has the right to make his own decision but none has the right to force his decision on others. It's either you respect the existence of women or expect the resistance of women. Men their rights nothing more women their rights nothing less.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Seminars and lectureships including indoor and open air lectureships are ways to educate the general public on the way things ought to be done. Schools and organizations can also be involved by organising competitions that are fair to both sexes. Aid can be asked for from government and private organization in supporting gender equality as well as helping those who has been victimized. Taking action by not just talking but also visiting people and hearing from them in person letting them understand that we are bringing help to them that they shouldn't give up. Giving them hope amid their problems. Getting to know the environment they are in and ways to help them.
I am 22years old a Nigerian and the eldest of four children. I love reading, writing and travelling. I am an O'level certificate holder, I dropped out of the university in my first year due to health and financial problems. I have good communication skills. I also practice activism in my local community. While helping others has always been something I'm good at the fact that I'm also a victim of sexual molestation and discrimination kind of added to my determination. No one deserves to go through that although in my case I've been lucky compared to others. I want every girl to know that she is important and that her voice can change the world. We've gat to rise above our challenges and stand up for one another. If you don't stand up for others when their rights are being trampled who will stand up for you when it's your right they trample?