Ethiopia: National Girls Summit

Young Lives Ethiopia Lead Qualitative Researcher, Yisak Tafere, will present the latest Young Lives findings on gender and adolescence in Ethiopia at the National Girls Summit on 25 June.
When 25 Jun 2015
from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa
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The purpose of the National Girls Summit is to develop a shared national vision among different partners at national and regional level and put in place all the necessary tools and mechanisms to realize the commitment to end child marriage and FGM/C by 2025 in a coordinated manner.


Parallel discussion sessions

Session Topics

2.00pm to 3.15pm

3.30pm to 4.15pm

Data and Evidence

Child Marriage Mapping: Preliminary findings: 

  • National and Sub-national Profile
  • Drivers and protective factors
  • Good Programmes

Presenter: ODI (Dr. Nicola Jones)


Vital Registration

Presenter:  Vital statistics agency Presenter: CSA

Facilitator: Ellen and Nikodimos


Child Marriage and FGM/C in Ethiopia

  • Understanding the context
  • Rationale for the practice
  • Changing trends

Presenter: Young Lives (Yisak Tafere)


Programmatic Evidence on what works to delay child marriage: Experience from three countries

Presenter: Population Council (Dr. Annabel Erulkar)

Facilitator: Girlhub (Metsehate)


The National Alliance to end Child Marriage and FGM/C

Presenter: MOWCYA


Coordinating Religious Institutions in response to ending CEFM and FGM/C

Presenter: Inter-religious Council – Wro Aylanesh Erku

Facilitator: Meron Negussie

Federal level coordination on GBV – support to the victims

Presenter: MOJ  


Tigray Experience from the HTP  Coalition/committee on grass root coordination

Presenter: BOWCYA


Grassroots experiences

Finote Hiwot

  • Successes and challenges of grass roots programming




  • Afar experience on eliminating FGM and Child Marriage


Presenter: Afar BOWCYA

Facilitator: Mieraf and Berhanu

Multisectoral response to end CEFM and FGM/C:

Health Extension Workers and

Women Development Groups

  • The role of health extension workers and women development groups in combating child marriage and FGM/C
  • complemented by experience sharing from a health extension worker and a women development group member  

Presenter: MOH and MOWCYA

Facilitator: UNFPA and others TBC

Budget and Accountability

Gender Budgeting

Learning from gender budgeting and tracking systems

Presenter: MOFED


SMART Economics: Economic gains of  investing on adolescent girls

Presenter: GirlHub

Facilitator: Heran Ayele and Berhanu Lakew

Law enforcement against child marriage and FGM/C

Role of law enforcement: successes and challenges

Presenter: MOJ

Facilitator: Ellen and MOWCYA (Haileluel)


We need to end child poverty in order to break the cycle of poverty.