Robinson right on African women
Published 24/07/2010 | 05:00
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.