Jaha Dukureh with the Former Vice President of The Republic of The Gambia

1st African Summit on FGM and Child Marriage

Africa for Girls Summit 2019

27 jun 2019 - 00:00:00
The Summit opened on the Day of the African Child, with participants speaking on the vital steps needed to end child marriage and FGM, and to fulfill the full potential of African youth. The Summit was organized by the Governments of Senegal and Gambia, in partnership with the Big Sisters movement and the NGO Safe Hands for Girls led by UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador Jaha Dukureh, as well as UN Women, UNFPA, UNICEF and The World Bank. General Objective of the Summit Translate into action the commitment of governments, religious leaders, traditional leaders, survivors, CBOs, the media, youth organizations and civil society to contribute to the elimination of FGM and CM by 2030.
UN Women



Opening Statement

Statements by Jaha Dukureh and UN Women Executive Director at the official opening ceremony of the summit