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

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

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Ethiopia

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and girls; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Leadership and political participation; Innovation and technology

UN Women office involved in publication: Ethiopia Country Office

Publication year: 2017

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)