In commemorating the International Children’s Day on November 20, Participatory Development Associates (PDA), in partnership with Afrikids Ghana, the Department of Children, and A1 Radio, are set to host the 7th Annual Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Child Protection. The event, scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the Juayibin Guest House Conference Hall in Walewale, will shed light on the critical issue of child marriage in Northern Ghana.
Themed “Tackling Child Marriage in Northern Ghana: A Shift from Rhetorics to Evidence-Based Advocacy,” the workshop aims to delve into the complex factors surrounding child marriage, focusing on the drivers of this phenomenon and examining the socio-cultural practices and beliefs that contribute to its persistence in the region.
The workshop is expected to bring together a diverse array of stakeholders, including traditional leaders, policy makers, government officials, development partners, pupils, and parents. The gathering will provide a platform for open and constructive discussions on the challenges posed by child marriage and will explore evidence-based approaches to advocacy for its eradication.
As a prelude to the discussions, a documentary highlighting the severity of the child marriage situation in the region will be premiered. The documentary aims to create awareness and set the stage for the insightful conversations that will follow during the workshop.
Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Bolgatanga