Namibian delegation to attend WAW in Tokyo

21 Mar 2019 16:00pm
TOKYO, 21 MAR (NAMPA) – A Namibian delegation led by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Christine //Hoebes arrived in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday to attend the 5th World Assembly for Women (WAW) scheduled to commence on Saturday.
The two-day WAW, themed; ‘WAW for Diversity’, is expected to be attended by among others, 10 female Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Panama, Indonesia, European Union (EU), Dominica, Canada, Honduras, Bulgaria, Croatia, Guatemala and Austria.
This year, participants will take stock of discussions and recommendations taken at past WAW conferences and review progress and challenges encountered over the past five years.
Promotion of gender equality and women empowerment will be one of the main topics at WAW conference.
The conference will end on Sunday with a panel discussion with all 10 female foreign ministers.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai will deliver the keynote address on Saturday along with United Nations High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, followed by a special address by Vice President of Argentina, Gabriela Michetti.
Yousafzai became an advocate for girls' education when she herself was still a child. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children.