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Town Hall meeting on Ending Child Marriage in Africa

By African Union Commission (AUC)
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Town Hall meeting on Ending Child Marriage in Africa. The meeting will take place ahead of the launching of the Continental Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa, an initiative of the AUC Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

When: 28th May 2014 at 09:00 to 13:00

Where: Medium Conference Room, AUC Conference Centre.

WHY: Recognizing that efforts to end child marriage require a collaborative approach, the African Union Commission will use the Town Hall meeting as a starting point to catalyse commitment, involvement and collaboration of a diverse network of stakeholders that bring unique perspectives, experiences and resources to ensure the effective implementation of the AU's campaign.

The town hall meeting will include a presentation on the AU Campaign on ending Child marriage; testimonials by victims and survivors of child marriage, panel discussions on ending child marriage in Africa and discussions from the testimonials and panel.

WHO: The town hall meeting is organised by the Department of Social Affairs and the Directorate of Information and Communication

Members of the media are invited to participate in and cover the town hall meeting. Lunch will be served.