According to a release from the Office of the First Lady, Mrs. Weah elaborated on the current situation with girls’ education in Liberia at an event organized by the French First Lady, Madam Brigitte Macron.
The Liberian First Lady also craved for support from her French counterpart to augment efforts by the Liberian government in ensuring that girls enroll and remain in school.
Mrs. Weah believes investing in girls’ education is crucial for achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development in Liberia and across the world.
Advocating for girls’ education is part of Mrs. Weah’s flagship program, the She’s You Movement, which aims at empowering women for a better and prosperous Liberia.
The event held on the sidelines of the Paris Forum under the theme “Educating the girl child,” also brought together several African First Ladies.
This meeting between Madame Macron and her African counterparts will set the stage for more engagements at the upcoming 28th Africa-France Summit scheduled for June 2020 in Bordeaux, France.
Meanwhile, the Liberian First Lady is now in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to participate in the Global Business Forum (GBF) Africa Business Women Luncheon in Partnership with Dubai Business Women Council.
The exclusive roundtable lunch event, scheduled for today, Monday, 18th November 2019, aims at sharing experience about opportunities and challenges for women in business, while exploring potential synergies.
Dubai’s most prominent businesswomen along with CEOs and young entrepreneurs from across Africa and the UAE are expected to be in attendance.