The 2nd African Girls Summit on Ending Child Marriage and other Harmful Practices: 23 – 24 November 2018
African union commission will be hosting the 2nd African Girls Summit as well as the First Ladies Conference on the theme “Enough with the Silence” from 23-24 November 2018. The summit will be opened in the presence of H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana and H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo the First Lady of Ghana. The summit will also be attended by other African Heads of State and African First Ladies.
Other relevant stakeholders namely development partners, celebrity Ambassadors, the advisory committee on Ending Child Marriage, traditional and religious leaders, youth groups, government agencies, NGOs and CSOs, market women association and law enforcement agencies and associated groups are also in attendance.
Two days prior to the Girls Summit there will also be a Youth Pre- Summit from 21 – 22 November for youth where they would be given the opportunity to bring their ideas from different perspectives such as education for boys and girls, sexual reproductive health, ending child marriage, the role of the youth in community, among others and the way forward.
The African Girls summit is being organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana and the office of the First Lady of Ghana in order to zero in on adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and how to overcome the barriers to adolescent health education and services. Both, the conference of African First Ladies and the 2nd African Girls Summit will be held concurrently