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African Union Commission – Head of Social Welfare: Dr. Jane Ongolo

This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the African Union Commission’s Head of Social Welfare – Dr. Jane Ongolo. Her portfolio encompasses children’s rights, human rights, governance, social protection, drug prevention and crime prevention. We raise issues of female genital mutilation and child marriage as gross acts of gender-based violence. We discuss education as an important equalizer in terms of gender equality and Dr Ongolo narrates her personal story of education, which she attributes to her success. She was the first girl from her village to go to school, every term she walked, with her belongings, 60km to and from school. Her core takeout from the Pan African Parliament, which was held under the African Union’s theme for 2020: “Silencing the guns: creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development”, concerned mechanisms to combat child exploitation, particularly girls.  Tune in for more…

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  • Ojay · March 12, 2020

    Illuminating, funny and inspirational. A wonderful treat to listen to.

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