Non-Governmental Organisations with the support of Canada Fund For Local Initiatives will be holding a strategic meeting on ending forced/child ‘marriage’ in Nigeria.

This is scheduled to mark for November 25 as part of activities  to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women/Girls.

The meeting is organised by partners; Africa Campaign To End Child ‘Marriage’; Africa Development Information (Afri-Dev.Info); and Africa MNCH Coalition.  

The meeting holding at the Nicon (Luxury) Hotels Abuja will focus on how this negative practice affecting estimated 43% of girls/women in Nigeria impacts on Sustainable Development in the context of amongst others:
•    Constitutional Rights
•    Governance
•    Health of Women, Girls & Children 
•    Human Development, Especially Education
•    Human Rights
•    Gender Based Inequality
•    Gender Based Violence / Violence Against Women & Girls
•    Economic Development, Diversification & Job Skills
•    Social Development
•    Social Cohesion, Conflict & Insecurity
•    Women's Participation In Politics & Leadership
•    Youth/Adolescent Development