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11 November 2020
Welcome to at the Forefront’s newsletter! We may be 11 days in—but, allow us to wish you a happy new month! We’re excited to have a curated hub to share what’s new for atF and relevant stories from across the Afro diaspora!
Next week, at the Forefront will be hosting two panel discussions on the future of gender equality, and D&I in the international development space at the Women and Girls Africa Summit (WAGS). Additionally, atF’s Co-founder Evelyn Sallah is serving as a member of the 2020 WAGS Advisory Committee.

The Women and Girls Africa Summit, which will take place virtually November 16-18, 2020, aims to prepare women and girls as leaders in key industries to ensure that Africa realizes its full potential on issues ranging from entrepreneurship to the impact of climate change, to reproductive health, to developing socially responsible enterprises. This transformational event will create a group of change agents in their own communities, passionate about driving and implementing actions that will help countries in Africa across the development continuum.

Register for the virtual summit here.
This panel will be moderated by Evelyn Sallah and will feature the following panelists:
Angela Bruce Raeburn | Regional Advocacy Director and Advisor
Tamara Cummings-John | UN Women Business Partner
Muna Idow | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist
This panel will be moderated by Evelyn Sallah and will feature the following panelists:
Nana Apenem Dagadu | Sexual and Reproductive Health Expert & Youth Advocate
Lucy Wainaina | Kenyan lawyer and feminist
Mame-Yaa Bosomtwi | Executive Secretary of the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development
At the Forefront unequivocally supports the ongoing #EndSARS movement in Nigeria and across the diaspora.

We recently signed a petition with multiple human rights, faith-based, US-based Nigerian Diaspora organisations condemning the crackdown on non-violent protests calling for police reform and accountability in Nigeria.

Read the full statement here.
This is the second publication in our COVID-19 series focused on the unique GBV vulnerabilities that Black women, adolescent girls, and LGBTQIA+ face in light of COVID-19 social isolation prevention measures.

Download the publication here.

The F Word
In Kenya, and many other African countries, ‘feminism’ is a dirty word that leaves a bad taste in a traditionalist’s mouth—but what better way to cleanse the palette than digging into some delicious food, right?

Read it here.

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