Positive Masculinity: Six African presidents meet to discuss violence against women

Kinshasa Summit On Gender Based Violence Ex-Liberian president Ellen Sirleaf sandwhiched by African presidents during the Kinshasa Summit

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Five African presidents joined their host Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, to discuss violence against women.

The DRC presidency said, the summit which took place on Thursday, November 25, was to discuss "approaches to end the scourge of violence against women and girls in Africa."

The five visiting presidents were:

1. Paul Kagame of Rwanda

2. Hakainde Hichelima of Zambia

3. Macky Sall of Senegal

4. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana

5. Faure Gnassingbe of Togo and

6. Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo

Also in attendance was Africa's first elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

In his comments, President Tshisekedi said: "The Kinshasa Conference marks a historic step in the mobilization of African societies against violence against women and girls in Africa."

The summit coincides with the UN's 16-days against gender-based violence which is observed in November every year.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com