Brief: UN Women Executive Director's dialogue with African youth

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On 26 January 2017, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women met with 33 inspirational young African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The dialogue focused on young women’s leadership and economic empowerment and rights, particularly young women’s entrepreneurship.

The participants comprised young entrepreneurs, politicians, athletes and gender equality activists and women peace and security advocates. They spoke freely and shared personal stories, motivations and aspirations for the future. They also brought out ideas on how UN Women can partner with young African women and men to advance gender equality and women’s rights particularly in the context of UN Women’s Youth and Gender Equality Strategy.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa Ethiopia
UN Women office publishing: Ethiopia Country Office
Publication year
2017