On November 24-25, the African Union Commission, African First Ladies, CSOs, traditional leaders and multilateral partners convened in Accra, Ghana, for the next African Girls Summit to finish kid Marriage and Other Harmful Cultural methods Against Girls under the theme “Enough utilizing the Silence”. The function had been preceded by way of a youth summit collecting hundreds of youth from throughout the continent.
The report “Educating Girls and Ending Child wedding: A Priority for Africa” posted because of the entire world Bank in accordance with financing from GPE, was presented in the Summit, stimulating debate from the drivers and effect of girls marrying early together with role of education.
The FAWE coalition and youth delegates earnestly involved with the thematic conversations and shared their experiences on accessing youth-friendly health that is reproductive, the part of young adults in closing kid wedding and including girls as decision-makers in conditions that affect them.
Efforts initiated by the African Union
Launched in 2014 by African Ministers of personal Development, the African Union Campaign to End Child wedding targets 30 high prevalence nations. One of many skills regarding the African Union is being able to convene the continent’s governments to operate together on key dilemmas. The conference in Ghana had been a chance for many stakeholders to examine the campaign’s progress since 2014, and contour its focus starting its next strategic duration, 2019-2023, to finish the training reverse large prevalence prices. Continue reading