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Post  Sirop14 on Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:12 pm

25th African Union summit in Johannesburg, South Africa

“Women will change Africa. Women will make Africa better. We cannot have economic development, or economic integration, without the active participation of women,” said President James Michel in a message to the African Union.

President Michel is among fellow African leaders attending the 25th African Union Summit taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He added that for women to change Africa we must remove the barriers that stand in their way.

“It is time we free ourselves from the internal dynamics that are holding us back. Africa cannot stand still; we have to move forward. Indeed, we cannot ignore our culture. But we need to acknowledge that as our societies progress and evolve, so too, does our culture,” he said in his message.

The theme for this year’s summit is ‘Year of Women Empowerment and Development Towards Africa Agenda 2063’.
The president added that we must put an end to child marriage, and other cultural practices that are detrimental to women’s development and deny them access to the tools they need.
Education and healthcare are prerequisites, he said.

“We know it because Seychellois women have changed Seychelles. In the spirit of sharing experiences and offering contributions, I am proud to say that in Seychelles, the women empowerment story is a success story. Seychelles has built itself on people-centred development and gender equality is a cornerstone of this philosophy. We cannot have people-centred development if half of the people are discriminated against.

http://www.nation.sc/article.html?id=245732

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