High-Level Side Event / Roundtable Discussion at the UN General Assembly – Empowering African Girls: Engaging Religious, Political, and Traditional Leaders as Catalysts for Change in Ending Harmful Practices by 2030
This side event is a unique opportunity to unite and take bold action to end harmful practices against African girls. The stakes are high, and the time for action is now. For too long, harmful practices have prevented African girls from realising their full
potential. We cannot afford to wait any longer. We must act urgently to make 2030 a reality for African girls, ensuring they have access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. Investing in girl-led initiatives and empowering traditional
and religious leaders and politicians can create a brighter future for all. The event will bring together key stakeholders from across the globe, including UN agencies, G8 country missions, donor representatives, and ministers of African member states.
Attending this event is about supporting African girls and demonstrating a commitment to ending harmful practices and creating a more equitable world.
Together, we can make a real difference and create a world where all African girls can thrive. We call on global leaders to join this important conversation, take bold action, and to commit to creating a brighter future for African girls.