The management of ExLA Group and the Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Team has postponed the 5th Young African Women Congress (YAWC) earlier scheduled to take place from 26th to 30th July 2020 in Accra, Ghana.
The postponement was announced in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The statement read in part:” This decision has been reached due to the current ongoing health situation across the world in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. As it stands now, all borders within the continent, connecting countries have been closed and all flights are grounded. There is still a plethora of uncertainties surrounding what decisions governments will take next.
“Consequently the Young African Women Congress has been rescheduled for December, 2020; the exact date which will be communicated later.
“The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) 2020 is still open to young women of African descent in Africa and the diaspora between the ages of 18 and 45.
“The congress will feature astute women leaders who would lead discussions on salient issues confronting women in general through a keynote, panel discussions, group brainstorming sessions and projects presentations by delegates among others.
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“There will also be a full day’s trip to a tourist destination within the host country for an intensely unique experience of the congress”.
We still look forward to engaging more women through the YAWC Network which has become one of the most powerful movements across the continent. Plans are far advanced to open up the YAWC Network to wider range of women to ensure that no young woman is left behind.
ExLA Group and the YAWC team however restated their commitment to women empowerment in Africa.
“We will work together to module the kind of empowerment we want to shape the Africa we want”, they stated in a statement.