Togo just ended a two-day international meeting on gender equality

Saturday, 27 May 2023 04:32
Togo just ended a two-day international meeting on gender equality

(Togo First) - An international meeting focused on strengthening gender equality in Africa through legal reforms just closed in Lomé, Togo. Organized by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Togolese government, the two-day meeting opened on May 25. It gathered technical representatives from several African countries like Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Togo, and more. 

There were officials representing various ministries, including those in charge of gender, labor and justice, central banks, and reform coordination units.

The meeting included talks and experience-sharing sessions, as well as expert panels featuring World Bank experts and key players from the private sector, like Ecobank. It aimed to enhance the understanding of participating nations on gender-related legal reforms, with emphasis on the effective implementation of these reforms and the private sector's perspective on their impact.

The event also aims to share global and regional best practices, as well as facilitate the exchange of experiences regarding the challenges and successes that lead to the adoption and implementation of effective reforms. 


The forum was opened by the Togolese minister in charge of women's promotion, Adjovi Lolonyo Apédoh-Anakoma, in the presence of her counterpart responsible for grassroots development, Myriam Dossou-d'Almeida, and Christopher Bailliet-Bleziri, IFC’s resident representative.

On the occasion, Apédoh-Anakoma said Togo was honored to have been picked as the host. She then underscored the country's efforts, and especially her ministry’s, to advance gender equality in Togo.

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