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Panel Discussion

Water, Education, Empowerment:Bridging Gaps for Girls in Africa

CSW68 Parallel Event | UN Commission on the Status of Women
In partnership with:

Jessica Mshama

Entrepreneur/Youth Ambassador

Dr. Rukayya Umar

Computer Science Teacher

Monica Bajraktarevic

Assistant Head of School, Pioneer Academy

Hon. Neema Lugangira

Member, Tanzanian Parliament

Details
Date:
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time:
4:30 PM
Venue
Church Center (11th floor), 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
Tickets
Free and open to the public

As of 2020 nearly 1 in 4 people living in sub-Saharan Africa lived without basic drinking water service, a crisis with significant effects on the physical, economic and social well-being of hundreds of millions of Africans. UNESCO reported in 2023 that 16.7 million school-aged girls in sub-Saharan Africa are not enrolled in classes. These two facts are not unrelated: many girls and young women bear the responsibility of traveling long distances to collect water for their families daily, forgoing their education and because of demands on their time and energy. This is but one example of the ways that poverty, education and clean water interact to affect the lives of women and girls in Africa.

1 in 4 people living in sub-Saharan Africa lived without basic drinking water service

As the United Nations marks International Women’s Month with the hosting of its 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) from March 11-22, 2024, Embrace Relief aims to bring these interconnected issues to the forefront. We will be hosting a CSW68 parallel event, a panel titled “Water, Education, Empowerment: Bridging Gaps for Girls in Africa,” will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York.

Panelists will be invited to share key insights on strategies to improve the condition of women in Africa by promoting investment in girls’ education and addressing the clean water crisis, adding to the discussion around the critical issue of women’s empowerment and gender equality.

This is a free, in-person event open to the public. If you wish to attend, please fill out the sign-up form by clicking below.

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