Peoples Summit 2021 – Elevate Justice and Equality

The 2021 SADC People’s Summit will be held in Lilongwe and virtually from the 17th to 27th of August under the theme Elevate Justice and Equality. Limited country and thematic delegations will attend physically in Lilongwe from 17 – 19 August, with the rest of the Region participating virtually. The Youth and Cultural Activists  will gather in Malawi and on virtual platforms from the 20th to 22nd of August. Summit will end with a Week of Learning and Action from the 23rd – 27th of August focusing on Tax Justice and Extractivism.

Summit Thematic Sessions

Gender and Social Protection

A. Gender Justice and Women’s empowerment

B. Economic decline,

C. Climate impact and political instability in the SADC Region.

D. Youth Participation

E. Disability Rights and Inclusion

F. WASH and Covid 19 Management

G. Child Welfare

The Gender and Social Protection session will review the present condition of women, youth, the disabled and other vulnerable groups in a context of COVID-19, economic decline, climate impact and political instability in the SADC Region. The platform will seek to make an urgent call to SADC member states to consider the broader impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic on women, children and vulnerable members of society in a context of weak social protection measures and under-funded national vaccination programmes.

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