The New African Woman Forum, which drew some of the most influential women on the continent, concluded with a powerful message: Women’s empowerment is a human rights issue and it makes good business sense
Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hannah Tetteh emphasises a point during the session discussing how African women are “Changing the game and changing the future”. Other Panelists from left to right are: Mareme Mbaye Ndiaye – MD Ecobank Rwanda; Bineta Diop – Africa Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security; and Razia Khan – Chief Economist, Africa at Standard Chartered Bank
LONDON, UK, 18 March 2016, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The publishers of one of Africa’s most influential women and lifestyle magazines, New African Woman, convened a high level Forum in London last week under the theme “changing the game” – where gender equity, women empowerment and entrepreneurship were some of the key issues spotlighted.
New African Woman Forum and Awards:
The first edition of New African Woman Forum and Awards was held in London on 10-11 March 2016 and saw participation from over 150 high profile, respected decision-making women who discussed and examined key issues pertaining to the status of women across the continent, and came up with a comprehensive plan of action to present as a contribution towards the African Union’s Agenda 2063 vision. The Forum was accompanied with an Awards gala ceremony to recognise and celebrate women achievers and excellence on the continent and in its diaspora.
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