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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 10:55 PM

Ivanka Trump Plans Africa Trip to Promote Women's Initiative

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-03/ivanka-trump-plans-africa-trip-to-promote-women-s-initiative?srnd=politics-vp

White House adviser Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Africa to promote a global women's initiative she's leading.

President Donald Trump's daughter will visit Ethiopia and Ivory Coast over four days this month. The White House said Wednesday that her schedule includes a women's economic empowerment summit in Ivory Coast as well as site visits and meetings with political leaders, executives and female entrepreneurs in both countries.

It will be Ivanka Trump's first visit to Africa since the White House undertook the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative in February. In a statement to The Associated Press, she said she was "excited to travel to Africa" to advance the effort.

The initiative involves the State Department, the National Security Council and other U.S. agencies. It aims to coordinate current programs and develop new ones to assist women in job training, financial support, legal or regulatory reforms and other areas. Ivanka Trump says the goal is to economically empower 50 million women in developing countries by 2025.

Ivanka Trump has made women's economic empowerment a centerpiece of her White House portfolio. She has made a number of international trips, with a focus on these issues, including to Japan and India. Her travel to Africa follows a five-day tour that first lady Melania Trump made there last year, with a focus on child welfare. Like the first lady, Ivanka Trump's efforts could be complicated by the president, who was criticized last year after his private comments about "s---hole countries" in Africa and other regions were leaked to journalists.

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Reply Ivanka Trump Plans Africa Trip to Promote Women's Initiative (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Apr 3 OP
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2naSalit Apr 3 #3
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 10:58 PM

1. Will she get to wear her "Out of Africa" wardrobe?

Maybe she can add some elements to her fall line...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 11:03 PM

2. Scouting for cheap labor I'd guess

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Response to JDC (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 11:20 PM

3. And designs to steal.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 11:27 PM

5. Yeah, no kidding. "Colorful summer-wear" by Ivanka

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 11:27 PM

4. The only womens initiative she ever had ...

was to ride on her crooked daddies coat tails.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 11:31 PM

6. Is there a 737 Max8 in her itinerary?

The American Romanoffs

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