WomenStrong is proud to partner with the Women and Girls Africa Summit for their Nov. 16-18, 2020 virtual summit — the largest gathering of governments, donors, advocates, and other leaders dedicated to ensuring that African women and girls can realize their full potential.
Several WomenStrong partners from Africa and the African diaspora are featured speakers this year, including:
Laura Leeson, Projet Jeune Leader, Madagascar: Women and Girls in Health Crises: Their Triple Burden and the Triple Reward of Women-Centered Responses (Day 1)
Farah Tanis, Black Women’s Blueprint, United States: Policy to Practice – Women and Movements – Movements, UN Security Council Resolution #1325 (Day 1)
Maria Omare, The Action Foundation, Kenya: Inclusive Education and 21st Century Skills for Young People (Day 1); and Gender-based Violence: The Response of Social Systems, Community, the Family, Agency, Voice Power (Day 2)
Monica Nyiraguhabwa, Girl Up Initiative Uganda: Plenary on Realizing Inclusive Educational Systems, Increasing Access to Education for Girls (Day 3)
Registration for the virtual conference is open to all. Follow along with WomenStrong on Twitter and here for daily blog updates by Hannah Barrueta Sacksteder, WomenStrong’s Senior Program Associate, who is tuning in from Merida, Mexico. Hannah, who previously has worked in both Ethiopia and Kenya as a program coordinator and school evaluator, runs WomenStrong’s online learning hub for our 19 partners in 16 countries.