Ivanka Trump on Ethiopia visit to promote women empowerment

Ivanka Trump is on a visit to Ethiopia to promote women’s participation in workplace, which is an initiative of US government and aims to benefit fifty million of them in developing countries by 2025.

The program is called Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) and primary focus of it is to train women across the world and help them getting well-paying jobs. It is funded by US international development aid agency (USAid).

Website of the initiative writes low women participation in formal labor markets impedes economic growth.

The eldest daughter of President Trump will be meeting women working in the coffee industry in the country and also a all female-run textile facility.

From Ethiopia her four-day African tour will land in Ivory Coast and to visit a cocoa farm.

Ivanka will also be attending a World Bank policy summit in her trip to Ethiopia. She serves as an adviser to the president.

She tweeted, “Looking forward to advancing the United States’ Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative in Ethiopia and Cole d’Ivore next week.”

In recent months the president has backed democratic reforms in Ethiopia and other countries. He supported the pro-democratic protests and Sudan and Algeria too.

Paul Linus