Sahrawi delegation takes part in 9th African Ministers on Equality Issues Congress

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 25, 2017 (SPS) - A delegation of the SADR led by the Minister of Social Affairs and the Promotion of Women, Ms.  Mahfoudha Mohamed Rahal attended the Ninth Congress of AU Ministers on Issues Gender Equality in preparation for the upcoming summit this year focusing on "making the most of the dividend demographic of Africa by investing in youth".

This congress will debate the empowerment of young people, especially girls for leadership and civic participation.

The Saharawi delegation made a presentation of the efforts of the Saharawi Republic to ensure the political participation of women in all sectors and institutions of the State, as well as the ratification of the law and the rules of procedure to guarantee the integration of many young Sahrawis into the political action.

The Congress also allowed young people to engage with decision-makers and share their perspectives in order to influence the policies and decisions of this ministerial youth congress to translate these decisions into strategic investments to benefit of Youth and demographic performance in the continent. SPS