Women and IRF: Why Their Concerns are Overlooked in Africa
This is a side event to the 2022 U.S.- Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Biden for leaders from across the African continent in Washington, DC on December 13-15, 2022.
States should create a safe and enabling environment in which women and girls are able to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief. Join our distinguished panel of women as they discuss religious freedom challenges women face in Cameroon, the DRC, Nigeria and Uganda. This event is a collaboration between the International Religious Freedom Roundtable Africa Working Group and the Women’s Working Group.
Mwanga Mastullah Ashah, PhD Human Rights Fellow, Makerere University; Executive Director, Islamic Women’s Initiative for Justice, Law and Peace, Global Director Family Law Reform, Alliance of Inclusive Muslims
Elaina Fowler, Founder/Principal, FWMgroup; Federal Affairs Associate, Secular Strategies; President, Former Chief of Staff to Texas House Representative who served as Honorary Consul to South Africa
Judith Nwana, Chair, Coalition for Dialogue and Negotiations; Steering Committee Member, Cameroon Humanitarian Relief Initiative
Dr. Gloria Puldu, President, LEAH Foundation; Global Director, Give Her Voice
Lou Ann Sabatier, Director of Communications, 21Wilberforce; Co-Founder, FoRB Women’s Alliance, Co-Chair, IRF Roundtable Women’s Working Group
RSVP to attend in person: [email protected]. 1023 15th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005
Attend virtually via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3hlhl7Y
Livestreamed at: ICON Media on YouTube
Photo: UNAIDS/Pius Utomi Ekpei