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Sign up to change a woman's world

Fiona Ellis

Published 09/02/2011 | 05:00

TV presenter Kathryn Thomas urged the public to sign a petition and change the lives of women in Africa for the better.

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The Change Her Life campaign launched by Irish development agency Self Help Africa aims to highlight the enormous bias against the women of Africa.

African women do 80pc of all farm work but get just 5pc of all support.

Studies have shown that when African women receive the same support as men, food production increases by 20pc.

The petition urges Western governments to guarantee women a specific portion of international agricultural aid.

Kathryn is pictured with Sylvia Gavigan, who is the Ugandan honorary consul to Ireland

People can sign the petition at www.changeherlife.org.

Irish Independent

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