DATES FOR THE AEWID 2020 to be Announced Soon
The African Elders and women intercultural dialogue is an an advocacy event for cultural revisioning and well-being of the African Girl Child, Women and Youth in the post-colonial era endorsed by UN Women, UNESCO and other developmental orgs. The event designed towards creating an enabling platform in which Iconic individuals drawn from different facets of the African society will come together and discuss the link of negative cultural practice to under-development of the modern African girl-child and woman and aim to overturn them via legislation process in our respective nations in the continent.
The dialogue taking place in Accra International Conference Center Ghana has been adjusted to a future date that will be announced soon because of the Covid-19 pandemic and would center on the theme: Culture and its underrated place in measures aimed at improving the well-being of the Girl Child and Women in general. On this theme, the African Women Intercultural Dialogue will focus on premises of cultural influences in social issues contingent to the crime of trafficking in persons and will also affirm Africa's endangered positive cultural norms from cultural clashes and propagate cross cultural intelligence and positive cultural exchange in today's ever-evolving world.
Shifting consciousness through the redistribution of cultural reflections on the question of women and girl child in Africa.
Deconstructing Patriarchy, Gender Equity and Cross Cultural Intelligence.
Expected to enrich the audience are concerned citizens and leaders of social institutions like labour unions, religious organisations, civic societies, market women associations, social activists, law makers, African first ladies, Women in politics and country representatives of International development organizations especially those that works in the field of gender, culture and child rights, cultural leaders from different regions in Africa and beyond , young women in school and business and youths from the 5 regions of the African continent.
Elders and Women across Africa and beyond are gearing up for this dialogue and the expected guests includes The chairpersons of the last Dialogue in Abuja Nigeria Ex Vice President of Gambia Mrs. Fatoumatta Tambajang Jallow and Mrs. Titi Atiku Abubakar founder of Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF). Expected Chairperson of the 2020 Accra Dialogue Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo, expected special guests at the 2020 Dialogue includes Nigerian First Lady Hajia Aisha Buhari, Sierra Leone First Lady Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio. Amb.(Dr) Erieka Bennett ;Rep of the Diaspora Africans at the African Union
Resource persons expected includes Ms. Aya Chebbi Youth Envoy to the African Union, Elder Akbar Muhammad International Representative of Honourable Louis Farakhan, Queen Diambi Muatta of Congo ,Barrister Julie Okah- Donli Director General National Agency For The Prohibition Of Trafficking In Persons( NAPTIP) Prof. Phillip Ogbonna Founder Soren Kierkegaard Academic Society Africa, Elder Mutiu Fagbayi C.E.O Performance Fact USA and member of the Oxford International Roundtable on International Education Policy, Judge Yvette D Roland California State Judge , Dr. Bisi Fayemi First Lady of Ekiti State Nigeria and Co founder African Women Development Fund, Institute of Economic Affairs Ghana, Ambassadors of Diplomatic Missions in Ghana ,African Ministers, Legislators and Directors of International Development Agencies.
The Dialogue General Theme is:
Culture: An Under-rated Element In The Rise of Human Trafficking and Irregular MigrationThe maiden edition of this event was held at Accra International Conference Centre Ghana on 25th April 2017;The second edition was held at the National Center For Women Development Abuja Nigeria on 25th September 2018 in collaboration with UNWomen, UNESCO,UN-IOM Nigeria and More
Why we host the African Elders and Women Intercultural Dialogue
The African Women Intercultural Dialogue discuss, investigate and proffers solutions to intercultural and trans-cultural practices that limits the participatory abilities of women in national and human developmental projects, as well as acts and social arrangements that condones all forms of violence against women in the larger social structure and is geared towards creating an enabling platform in which Iconic Africans drawn from different facets of our society comes together to discuss on the links of Negative cultural practice to the contemporary challenges and under-development of the modern African girl child and woman.
African Elders Conference
We added the African Elders Conference to the event to enhance participation of men at the Dialogue because we are of the belief that no reasonable socio-cultural progress can be made on the continent without the African man having to adjust his position, deliberation among our elders for solution to social challenges is an age old practice older than democracy and has effectively worked in the African community,the rising problem of human trafficking hinged on migration must be treated as an emergency at this time in the continent and can be solved when the proposed solutions are agreed from an all-inclusive gathering of the elders and youths,policy makers and the edict taken home to each society, community and family.
Ghana is not left out in the cross-border question of Trafficking that have ravaged African countries and beyond, de-constructive questions that have opened new challenges and learning curve in the global engagement against the modern-day slavery. We chose Ghana as venue of the 2020 Intercultural Dialogue to exploit its multi-cultural settings as a pedestal for extracting a more cross cultural perspective on the issue at hand and to purposefully support its fight against Human Trafficking which it is unfortunately placed on the tier 2 of the 2019 US Department of State Report, a position that calls for more decisive action both on the preventive and punitive fronts of its campaign against Trafficking.
Past Chairpersons of the Dialogue
Prominent African voices and institutions has continuously participated in the intercultural dialogue some of the dignitaries to chair this dialogue and grace the event in person are former Vice President and mother of the Gambia Struggle, Her Excellency Mrs. Fatoumata Tambajang Jallow and wife of former Vice President of Nigeria , Her Excellency Mrs. Amina Titi Abubakar both co-chaired the 2018 Dialogue in Abuja. Representative of Diaspora Africans at the African Union Ambassador Dr. Erieka Bennett was the chairperson of the Accra Dialogue in 2017.
Past Collaborations and Endorsements
Institutions like UN International Organization for Migration, United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UNWomen Organization, African Women Development Fund (AWDF), West African Women Association Nigeria (WAWA)an aegis of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), National Agency For Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons Nigeria (NAPTIP) and more have endorsed and collaborated with us for the success of the two (2)previous events in Ghana and Nigeria respectively.