First Annual British-African Women’s International Network (BAWIN) London Conference

by oneafrikan on March 14, 2005

First Annual British-African Women’s International Network (BAWIN) London Conference
22nd and 23rd April 2005

The African Woman – Her role and place in public, family life and economic development.

BAWIN expects many dignitaries here in the U.K, from Africa and the rest of the world including the African community in the United Kingdom to attend the conference. It may interest you to know that the wife of the Nigerian Vice president, Mrs. Titi Atiku, Ms Florence Mugacha – the Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth, the South African High Commissioner in the United Kingdom – Her Excellency Ms Lindiwe Mabuza and His Excellency the Nigerian High Commissioner in the United Kingdom – Chief Christopher Kolade have accepted our invitation. We have also invited other important political figures such as Baroness Amos, Rt. Hon. Hilary Ben MP – the Secretary for International Development, Ken Livingston – London Mayor, Diane Abbot MP, Linda Baroness Chalker of Wallasey – Chairman Africa Matters Limited, the First Ladies of: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Cameroon and the wife of the Secretary General of the UN, Koffi Annan, the wives of all African Ambassadors to Europe, the Chancellor of the Exchequer – Rt. Hon Gordon Brown MP and Cherrie Blair to attend this special event because of their special interests in promoting African women and children’s issues.

BAWIN believes that Africa can benefit from the contribution of all Africans both in Africa and abroad towards supporting and empowering women for sustainable development of the continent in an inclusive way without leaving anyone behind.

This year’s conference will be addressing the political, social, economical, health, traditional and cultural issues affecting and hindering the African Woman from continuing in her contributions to the development and economic growth of Africa. It would also debate, discuss and address these issues with the aim of making more African women greater and better participants, representatives and contributors to Africa’s health, political and socio-economic grownth in order to achieve equality for all.

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