Economic empowerment of women : Ivanka Trump hails Morocco's reforms

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Ivank Trump during her visit to Morocco in 2019. / DR

Advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump hailed, Wednesday in Washington, the important and bold reforms undertaken by Morocco in favor of the economic emancipation of women.

In a speech to mark the State Department's celebration of the 1st anniversary of the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, Trump noted that two of the most significant milestones in the first year of the existence of W-GDP go to the governments of Côte d'Ivoire and Morocco, each of which has introduced legislative amendments to promote women's economic empowerment and restore their land and property rights.

«We commend these governments for carrying out these important and bold reforms», said the Advisor to the President, noting that the United States is impatient and ready to work with any country willing to take action to remove barriers hindering the full economic empowerment of women.

«In 75 countries, there is at least one law that prohibits women from owning, managing or inheriting land. We can and must face these discriminatory laws», she said.

According to the W-GDP's first annual report, 12 million women benefited from this initiative in 2019, while nearly two million women participated in training and development programs supported by the US government.

The report recalled that Ivanka Trump and CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Sean Cairncross met in Morocco last November with government officials and local officials to discuss means to boost the economic empowerment of women, mainly by consolidating access to land rights. 

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