PM Trudeau visits Liberia and Madagascar, talks gender equality
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PM Trudeau visits Liberia and Madagascar, talks gender equality

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Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Africa, stopping first in Liberia—where he visited a school—and then speaking at a La Francophonie summit in Madagascar.

He used the trip to make a series of announcements on new projects that support gender equality, climate, education, governance, health, and microfinance.  (You can support gender equality, too—sign up now for exclusive news about our day of action on International Women’s Day 2017.)

In Liberia, PM Trudeau offered support for initiatives like increasing female representation in politics and government in West Africa; enhancing women’s engagement in peace and peacebuilding; and enhancing women’s political participation, inclusion, and leadership throughout the Liberian electoral process.

At the XVI Summit of La Francophonie in Madagascar, PM Trudeau announced support for international aid projects in Africa and Haiti that will enhance education and agriculture and contribute to the fight against climate change and for women’s empowerment.

“When women and girls are given equal opportunities to succeed, we grow stronger economies and communities,” said PM Trudeau during his remarks.

(You can read more of Prime Minister Trudeau’s thoughts on gender equality in the letter he wrote to ONE back in August!)

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