French Embassy in Nairobi convenes forum to mark International Day of the Girl Child

French Embassy in Nairobi convenes forum to mark International Day of the Girl Child

A group photo as the "Invest in Girls Rights - CSO Forum” at Alliance Française Nairobi.

In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, the French Embassy, Nairobi, in collaboration with the East Africa Philanthropy Network and IPPF Africa Region, hosted the “Invest in Girls Rights - CSO Forum” at Alliance Française Nairobi.

This event marked a significant moment in advocating for girls’ rights and was a testament to the collective effort in ensuring their well-being and empowerment.

The event was attended by the National Aids Control Council CEO Dr. Ruth Laibon-Masha, European Union Ambassador to Kenya Henriette Geiger, the French Deputy Ambassador Lionel Fabre, civil society organizations (CSOs) involved in gender empowerment, and 100 high school girls from Dandora, among other guests.

These stakeholders engaged in productive dialogues aimed at identifying strategies to address the challenges faced by girls in East Africa.

The girls participated in a thought-provoking discussion guided by Lucy Wanjiku Njenga, the author of “Hope Made a Way”, and a girls and young women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights advocate. 

This exchange delved into crucial issues such as sexual reproductive health, menstrual hygiene, gender-based violence, girls' education, and their fundamental rights.

The CSOs convened for in-depth discussions on a variety of pressing topics that impact the well-being and empowerment of girls.

The "Invest in Girls Rights - CSO Forum" in Nairobi was a dynamic platform for dialogue and action.

It successfully united stakeholders from various sectors who share a common dedication to empowering and investing in the future of girls. This event marked a step forward in realizing the potential of every girl and ensuring their rights are upheld and protected.

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