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Why Supporting Girls Aged 0 to 10 Is Critical to Change Africa’s Path – A Conversation with Joyce Banda

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

 
Featuring

Joyce Banda, Former President, Republic of Malawi, author of From Day One: Why Supporting Girls Aged 0 to 10 Is Critical to Change Africa’s Path

Caroline Lambert, Coauthor of From Day One: Why Supporting Girls Aged 0 to 10 Is Critical to Change Africa’s Path

In Conversation With

Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development

Efforts seeking to empower women in sub-Saharan Africa have multiplied, but a critical piece is often missing: a focus on rural girls from zero to 10 years old.

Discrimination and social norms that penalize girls and women do not start at adolescence, and by the time girls are 10, it may be too late to undo the damage. But as former Malawian President Joyce Banda sets out in her new book, with the right interventions, governments, civil society, and individuals—in Africa and elsewhere—can remove the barriers that young girls face in realizing their potential.

Join the Center for Global Development for the launch of From Day One: Why Supporting Girls Aged 0 to 10 is Critical to Change Africa’s Path. CGD president Masood Ahmed and From Day One coauthor Caroline Lambert will join Joyce Banda to discuss how, if African girls are to become the leaders that their continent so badly needs, gender interventions can and should start from day one.

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