Arts & Culture

African Safeguarding Summit

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm | 08 August 2020
Online | Free

The challenges of safeguarding children in Africa has never been more important. Abuse and violence in Africa is a major threat to achieving sustainable development goals on the continent.

The aim of the summit is:

  • To increase awareness of the protection needs of African children
  • To develop safe practices in working with African children; young people and families
  • To inform the debate at policy and practice levels on protecting children and young people in African communities and how it impacts the child protection systems
  • To respond to the Government agenda for the protection of children and young people, as expressed within legislation

Register here

Agenda:

Please join sessions of your choice:

Session 1

2pm – 2:30pm – What is abuse? Why is it being normalised during the pandemic?

Panelists:

  • Fatoumatta Bah, The Gambia
  • Christian Mudiwa, Zimbabwe
  • Sally Mboumien, Cameroon
  • Caleb Ng’ombo, Malawi

Session 2

2:30pm – 3pm – How can we stop cultural, harmful practices like FGM, Child Marriage, Breast-ironing?

Panelists:

  • Gladys Wamwareu Muthara, Kenya
  • Jennifer Kayombo, Tanzania
  • Farah Achbabe, Morocco
  • Isaac Mkhize South, Africa

Session 3

3pm – 3:30pm – Being branded a witch and the impact of abuse in the name of faith

Panelists:

  • Auxiria Mwanza, Zambia
  • Joey Chima Matthew, Nigeria
  • Alia Mumuni, Ghana
  • Moses Eze, Nigeria

Session 4

3:30pm – 4pm – What is the impact of poverty on victims? How do we address trafficking and survival sex?

Panelists:

  • Evelyn Chioma Joseph, Nigeria
  • Clare Ainomugisha, Uganda
  • Dinah Twumasi, Ghana
  • Mugisho Ndabuli, Congo

4pm – call for actions  and Q&A

Closing remarks Sabin from Ananake

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