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NYC: "The Kidnapping of the Chibok Girls: Five Years On" @ The Africa Center

  • The Africa Center 1280 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10029 United States (map)

Join SOAS PhD Scholar Aisha Oyebode on April 2nd at The Africa Center in NYC for the following event:

“As part of the Bring Back Our Girls 90-day global campaign, a high-level dialogue will be convened in New York to discuss national, regional and international responses to Boko Haram’s targeting of women and girls, with a view to further strengthening these responses. The event will bring together multiple stakeholders including the United Nations, it's Member States, regional organizations, women’s rights advocates and civil society organizations. High-level participants and speakers at the event will include representatives from the United Nations including the Deputy Secretary-General, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, and the Executive Director of UN Women and Under-Secretary-General Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Join us for an 'in conversation' to discuss: The Chibok Girls, Mass Kidnappings and Gender-Based Violence in the Lake Chad Region at the Africa Center in New York.

We are delighted to be joined by Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, who will be our keynote speaker.

Speakers also include:

  • Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)

  • Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, CEO Murtala Muhammed Foundation and Co-Founder of Bring Back Our Girls

  • Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome, Professor of Political Science and Co-founder of Bring Back Our Girls

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women

  • Professor Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Professor of African and Comparative/International Politics at Ithaca College, New York”

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