NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN DEVELOPMENT, ABUJA
Tafawa Balewa Way, Central Business District, Abuja
 

3rd Annual Women & Girls Summit

 

As part of efforts to consolidate on the successes recorded in the 2015 edition of the Women and Girls’ summit, the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) in collaboration with the Office of the Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development will be convening the 2016 edition which will hold on 16th February, 2017 at the headquarters of the NCWD in Abuja. The theme of the conference is “Putting the Girl-Child at the Heart of National Development.”


The Women and Girls Summit is hinged on the United Nations Declaration of December 11, 2011 which instituted the International Day of the Girl-Child. The declaration was to bring to the fore, the challenges faced by the girl-child and other issues such as gender-based violence.

The Objectives of the summit are:

  • Creating a platform for high level discourse on current issues affecting the Girl-Child Education in Nigeria
  • Creating an avenue for economic empowerment for marginalized Women and Girls, by focusing on Education, Violence and Security.
  • Formulating and proposing (gender focused) programmes for Women and Girls through a well-established and sustainable mechanism for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their impact.

The Summit will have in attendance over 1000 participants, drawn from amongst secondary and tertiary students, women groups, Legislature, the Academia, Judiciary and other civil society organizations.


  

 

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