On Thursday May 28th, Ottawa will be home to the launch of the inaugural Ask Her Talks, a new speaker series featuring African women speaking on philanthropy, change and power. Together, these women are committed to shifting the conversation about philanthropy and about Africa. There are remarkable leaders in Africa at the grassroots. Women, in particular, are at the heart of the response to AIDS in Africa, are overwhelmingly the frontline health care workers, and are developing innovative responses to sexual violence... and yet their voices are often excluded from mainstream conversations around these issues. They are the experts on what works, what kind of support is most effective, and what challenges most need to be met.
Presented by the Stephen Lewis Foundation, the Ask Her Talks give a Canadian audience a unique opportunity to hear directly from these experts. Les présentations seront bilingues.
Tickets: $20.00 (includes admission to a reception following the Talks)
Jessica Horn, Senior Advisor to the African Institute for Integrated Responses to Violence
Mama Bachu Nyenyezi, Programme Manager at the City of Joy in the DRC
Jennifer Ayot, Senior Legal Officer to War Child in Uganda
Netty Musanhu, Executive Director of the Musasa Project in Zimbabwe
Theo Sowa, CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund in Ghana