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Under the Baobab Tree: A talk on everyday issues through the African lens.

Under the Baobab Tree: A talk on everyday issues through the African lens.

Time & Location

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About the Event

Areas of Discussion:

Feb' 4th – Overview about GBV in the COVID-19 pandemic and before 2. 

Feb' 5th – Culture, religion and GBV – Ayiko Solomon, Peer Champion – NFF campaign, Jimmy Swaka 3. 

Feb' 8th – Consequences of GBV with a focus on the physical, emotional, psychological with Ayiko Solomon 4. 

Feb' 9th – Barriers to prevention and response – the available resources – Special guest: Rihanat El-Alawa, Peer champion – NFF campaign

Hosted By: Dr Fadhilah Balogun, is a medical doctor from Nigeria with over 20 years of experience working in the Gender Based Violence (GBV) sector both locally and internationally. She describes herself as “Community Volunteer” and always on the path of spreading awareness about gendered violence and its prevention as well as conflict resolution within the family. Dr, Elizabeth Onyango is an alumnus of University of Waterloo where she completed her PhD in Health Geography in the faculty of Geography and Environmental Management. Dr. Onyango’s research interests include population health and well- being research in the global south with a focus on livelihoods and food insecurity, gender- based violence, youth development, maternal and child health and environmental health issues including sanitation and hygiene.

For Registration or further information, contact Ayiko Solomon:


Phone: 519-589-7565

“This program is supported through United Way Waterloo Region Communities’ General Community Fund”

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