Nollywood actress Ini Edo has lamented the gender inequality in Africa, saying that women are not treated as equal to men in Africa.
The actress made this known in an Instagram post on Monday as she celebrated International Girl Child Day.
Ini Edo also said that even though the girl child represents the mother of all children, there is still no value or place for her in society.
“On this 11th day, 9 years ago, the united nation realize it was necessary recognizing the girl child.
It has been of great honor for the girl child to have a day to be marked and celebrated, but so far, have they really been celebrated and valued in Africa? Another question to be asked.
“Religiously, we understand that all men are equal but in Africa, women aren’t anywhere close to being equal.
“The girl child is the mother of all children, but in Africa, the girl child has no place and value. We can only move forward by carrying the girl child along. Our society can only be a better place when the girl child can stand, represent and speak up for her people. Today I celebrate with all the girl child, it is our day, it is our time Never relent in your pursuit in all that you do. We are getting there, and we will be there God willing,” she wrote.