Leaders Urge Global Support for Women, Girls in Africa's Sahel

Several high-level women are calling for more international support focused on helping women and girls in Africa's Sahel region respond to the impact of conflict, terrorism and underdevelopment. The foreign minister of Sweden, the U.N. deputy secretary-general, and the African Union's special envoy on women, peace and security just wrapped up a joint visit to Niger and Chad where they met with women from all areas of society. "The countries we visited and the Sahel region are located between hope and despair," Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström told a special...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 10 July

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