Women Summit: Africa to speak with one voice

Africa will speak with one voice on key issues to boost rural women and girls empowerment at the upcoming 62nd session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to be held in New York next month. The sentiments were echoed during the Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative meeting held at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In her opening remarks, UN Women regional director for West and Central Africa Ms Diana Ofwona said Africa would speak with one voice. “Africa advocated hard for the adoption of this priority theme and it goes without saying that Africa needs to lead in pushing for global consensus in New York on this issue,” she said. “To do this, Africa would need to speak with one voice. Read more here.