In an effort to advance Gender Equality and women empowerment, Liberia first lady Clar Weah held talk with France first lady Brigitte Macron at the recently ended Generation Equality Forum in Paris,
According to a communication from the first lady of Liberia office, the two First Ladies held fruitful talks about the advancement of gender equality, women empowerment and other specific issues germane to women and girls.
Madam Clar Marie Weah spoke about the multiple challenges and hardships faced by the women and girls in Liberia and the efforts she continues to make to promote the advancement of women and girls in Liberia.
First Lady Weah also informed her French counterpart that her focus is not limited to women and girls alone, but rather her various initiatives support the advancement of women and young people including boys and the elderly.
She at the same time told Mrs. Macron about the work of the Clar Hope Foundation and its achievements in Liberia.
Madam Weah, however highlighted Liberia’s beauty as a nation with its virgin beaches, waterfalls, rivers and lagoons with vast resources, and called upon the French First Lady to see Liberia as such and help as France is working and assisting in development of other nations.
For her part, Madam Macron told her counterpart that as part of her women empowerment program, she founded a vocational training school for girls over the age of 25 to complement a vocational training already in place in France which only applies to unemployed youth between the ages of 18 and 25.
She said she was rather surprised at the multiple hats worn by First Lady Weah and promised to assist her efforts in Liberia.
Meanwhile, the two First Ladies agreed to explore several possibilities, partnering specifically on a program that would aim at financially empowering the women in Liberia.