Ivanka Trump to visit Morocco to promote women’s prosperity
London, Nov. 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ivanka Trump is expected to visit Morocco in early November to promote her women’s economic development program.
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This will be her third overseas trip in 2019 aimed at promoting the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which was launched in February to benefit women in developing countries.
White House confirmed the trip, saying President Donald Trump’s daughter will be joined by a senior adviser and Sean Cairncross, the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corp., an independent U.S. foreign aid agency that provides grants to developing countries to help promote economic growth, reduce poverty and strengthen institutions.
The exact dates of the visit were not released.
Ahead of the trip, Ivanka hailed Morocco as a valued U.S. ally that has has “taken strides” under King Mohammed VI to promote gender equality.
In August, she tweeted her support for the Moroccan government’s plan to amend its inheritance laws, which saw women should receive half as much as men.
While in the North African country, Ivanka will meet with government officials and local leaders in the capital, Rabat. She is also scheduled to travel to Casablanca.
The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative has a goal of helping 50 million women in developing nations advance economically over the next six years.
It’s a U.S. government-wide effort that involves the State Department, the National Security Council and other agencies. It aims to coordinate existing programs and develop new ones to help women in areas such as job training, financial support and legal or regulatory reforms.
Ivanka Trump traveled to Ethiopia and Cote d’Ivoire in April