Sunday 30 April 2017

Robinson right on African women

It is greatly encouraging to see former Irish President Mary Robinson championing issues affecting women in Africa.

She was in Uganda this week to address a consultative meeting on gender that took place on the fringes of the 15th African Union Summit, being held in Kampala. The former Irish President recognises that gender inequality is a huge challenge across Africa.

She will be aware too that it is a problem that exists from the very top down -- as just a single woman head of state can be counted amongst the 53 African leaders who are meeting in Uganda.

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