Women's Empowerment Conference: African Women and the Changing Global Outlook

May 8 2009 12:30 pm
May 8 2009 8:00 pm
Etc/GMT-4

 Location: The National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Click here to register or call 202-518-7523

Join the British Embassy and National Geographic Society for the Second Women's Empowerment Conference on Friday, May 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. The conference will explore key issues related to Women in Africa as identified by the United Nation's Millennium Development Goal 3 to promote gender equality and empower women. This year's theme is "African Women and the Changing Global Outlook."

The event has a powerful line up of speakers including Baroness Valerie Amos of Great Britain; a message from Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai; CARE Ambassador and philanthropist, Sheila Johnson; Ambassador Amina Salum Ali of the African Union; Emmy Award Winner, Tracey Neale, and many more. This FREE conference promises to be an enlightening and inspiring event that will help to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in Africa.

Also featured for the first time will be The African Village: Artisans and Advocates—a showcase of talented artists who will be selling on-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing and artwork. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with local NGO's who are working to empower women and improve the welfare of those on the continent.

Free and Open to the Public

For more information send email to eddie.burke@fco.gov.uk