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We are delighted to share with you the 2018 Global Meeting programme.
This programme outlines all of the fascinating sessions and workshops that will be running in parallel over the three days of the Global Meeting. With a diverse range of interactive sessions covering topics such as innovative advocacy approaches to implementing meaningful youth engagement, we know there will be something inspiring for everyone.
* Interprétation en français
** Interprétation en espagnol
9:00 - 10:30
|Plenary: Opening session **||Join us as we celebrate the opening of our 2nd Global Meeting and find out what’s in store for the next three days. Learn more about our exciting programme of sessions and look ahead to the opportunities the meeting presents for learning, sharing and building on progress to end child marriage.|
11:00 - 12:30
|Confronting the tensions between protection and empowerment: The age of marriage vs. age of sexual consent *||As governments have moved to end child marriage, some have also increased the age at which girls may consent to sex – which can present challenges to girls’ autonomy and to building a more gender-equitable and rights-based world. In this session, participants will be challenged to clarify their own beliefs and values around sex and marriage, while hearing compelling arguments from advocates on both sides of the issue.|
|This time for Africa: Sustaining the continental momentum in addressing child marriage||Africa has made significant strides in addressing child marriage. This session celebrates some of the gains that have been made across the continent, five years after the African Union launched its Campaign To End Child Marriage and provides space for discussion of how we can maintain the momentum.|
|Working with parliamentarians to end child marriage||Parliamentarians are uniquely positioned to shape, advance and implement policies to address child marriage. They are the ones who develop laws and policies, pass budgets, monitor implementation and ensure accountability for both national and international commitments, including SDG 5.3. This session will provide practical recommendations for Girls Not Brides members on how best to engage with parliamentarians to end child marriage.|