The 2018 edition of the African Women Intercultural Dialogue (AWID) slated for 25th September and endorsed by UN Women Nigeria, UNESCO, International Organisation for Migration -UN Migration Agency, National Agency For Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons( NAPTIP), National Center for Women Development and more will be held at the International Women Center Abuja Nigeria on the theme: Human Trafficking , Calling African Women, Policy Makers and Influencers To Action Against Cultural Realities Aiding Human Trafficking, Domestic Servitude and Sex Slavery.
This theme allows multi-modal contributions that reaches out to all interested on the issues of human trafficking- to articulate on the complex nature of this problem especially in this era of Information overload.
The goal and long-term aim is to provide a policy briefing insight for cognitive reflection and deliberation amongst leaders of thoughts in various fields- targeted at generating an educational and policy blueprint to review and re-think socially transmitted beliefs, knowledge, customs, skills, memes and languages that unconsciously support the dis-empowering place of women in developing societies and weakens women’s social capital in Africa, and also preserving positive cultural norms as well as benefiting from comparative insights between cultures in its ever continuous evolution.
” We chose Nigeria as Venue of the AWID 2018 because of its recent placement on tier 2 watch list of US Department of State to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in persons in 2017 and as the most populous Nation in Africa and 8th in the world – a contingent condition that calls for holistic effort from all to fight this emerging supreme offence against international morality and human right of Nigerians and Africans.” Cookie Chinaka Iwuoha the Program Coordinator and Sista IMAHKUS Njigah Ababio Director of AWID explained.
The 2017 AWID that took place on 25th April 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre Ghana discussed the plague of child marriage and deconstructing patriarchy in the African society, and was termed a great success by its participants which includes UNESCO, UNICEF, Institute of Economic Affairs Ghana, KOICA and more.
The 2018 AWID is being organised by All Africa Media Network in partnership with Leadership Development Foundation for Civic Literacy, Sheroes Sisterhood (USA), Association Building Africa (Cameroun), AYANA Think Tank (Rwanda) Celmar Tours (Ghana-USA) African Eye Foundation and Society For Social Right and Civic Literacy supported by Citylights West Africa and Footprint to Africa.