The Annual Conference on Girls’ Rights
Nairobi, Kenya | March 28, 2020

Each year, practitioners join together to learn from one another and leading local experts on how to put girls first in our work. If you work with girls in any capacity, this is the conference for you.

In past years, attendees have experienced training in:

  • Girl-centered program design

  • Effective Mentorship

  • Child Protection Policies

  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education

  • and more

We work to prioritize those coming from small- to medium-sized organizations, particularly those who demonstrate a desire to continuously learn and improve in their work for and with girls. To support them, we keep the conference free of cost and invite participants to vote on themes and topics to be covered each year.

Girls First Summit is co-hosted by She’s the First, a global girls’ education and rights organization, and Akili Dada, a Nairobi-based feminist movement-building organization.

“This platform is helping all of us create a space for change in our communities.”
— 2019 Girls' First: East Africa attendee


Summit Participating Organizations

Inua Girls Group
Ipas Africa Alliance
Kakenya's Dream
Kenya Climate Innovation Center
Kenya Muslim Women Alliance
Kibera Girls Soccer Academy
La Femme Coaching
Life Bloom Services International
Life Lifters
Life Skills Promoters
Mission With A Vision
Msichana Initiative
Msichana Kutoka Eastlands
My Journey to School
Naifa Maruf Foundation
NairoBits Trust
Organization of African Youth
Orkeeswa School
Pastoral Women Council (PWC)
Pastoralist Girls Initiative
Polycom Development Project
Refugee Youth Empowerment Network--RYENet
Resource Center for Women & Girls
Samburu Girls Foundation
Samkin Foundation
She Deserves to Soar
Shima Foundation
Sikizana Trust for Community Development
St. Elizabeth Girls
State Law Office
Strathmore University Foundation
Sunflower Trust
The Shima Foundation
The Urban Girl Network
Western Twaweza Empowerment Campaign
Wezesha Health Services
Women Concerns Center
Y-ACT, Youth in ActionYoung Professionals for Development (YPD)
YWCA of Tanzania

Africa Schools of Kenya
AMREF Health Africa - Youth Advocacy Project
Apar Foundation
Beyond Fistula
Care-Tech Medical Centre
Career Chapter Africa
Center for Domestic Training and Development
Centre for Girls and Interaction (CEGI)
Centre for Leadership
Child Rights Coalition South Sudan
ChildHelp Sierra Leone
Choose Life Africa
Choose Yourself
Circle Teen Program
Coexist Initiative
Commonwealth Youth Council
Community Development Watch, CODEWA. Tanzania
Community Transformation Link Kenya
Cooperative Bank
Daughters of Kenya
Don Bosco Development Outreach Network
Educate A Rural Girl (EARG) Organization
Egerton University
FAWE Kenya
Femme International
Fortress of Hope Africa
Francis Xavier Project
Girls Not Brides
Girls to Lead Africa
Give Hope Uganda
Good Life Trust
Her Nation
Hodia Africa
Hope Mission CentreI
I Choose Life Kenya
Illaramatak Community Concerns

Thank you to the Estee Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation, for investing in the Girls First Network.

With support and resources from: