About AYA

About AYA


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Welcome to the AYA Summit. The African Adinkra Symbol, “AYA,” or the fern, is a symbol of endurance, resourcefulness, and growth.

We hope these qualities will help guide your time here as we learn from an exceptional group of leaders, artists, authors, thinkers, journalists, and truly inspirational voices and advocates for the rights and interests of girls and women.

The AYA Summit will focus on issues facing girls and women in the developing world, with special emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. And while Africa seems so very far away – we’ll hear how each one of us can use the power of our voice to make a difference for families who live there.


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