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Women, Faith, and Development Breakthrough Summit

(© Washington National Cathedral)

A Joyful Noise

Headliners: 
Madeleine Albright, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Her Majesty Queen Noor, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Dr. Muhammad Yunus

For the first time, over 200 faith-based, development, and women’s rights groups came together to form a groundbreaking coalition to end poverty through the empowerment of women and girls. In a show of fervent solidarity, members of the coalition pledged $1.4 billion worth of new, concrete commitments to initiatives focused on women and girls. It was a spiritual and historic moment for all who attended. We can only imagine what the next Breakthrough Summit will bring in December 2009!

Find out more and watch clips from the conference at wfd-alliance.org.

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Political, economic and social status of women' evolution is very slow in Africa despite various declarations and commitments of men and women, policies and multiple development partners's efforts . This state of affairs is due to several factors, including heavy sociological ones that concentrate African women in the position of the dominated, such as women's illiteracy , girls's education, roles , needs and responsibilities of women in political economic and social development, under representation of women at the apparatus of the state,in the parliament and other organizations of decision making in addition to religious freedom for all women. We must in this context stick together and bring grassroots women to understand who they are, and what they can do for themselves to move from their indesirable situation to a better living condition . Hope for a new world to come soon .

Meme

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