France is committed to promoting feminist diplomacy in Africa

Kinshasa, June 13th, 2021 (CPA).– The Ambassador of France in the DRC, François Pujolas, reaffirmed in a statement received on Saturday at the CPA, his country’s commitment to promote more internationally, especially in Africa , feminist diplomacy.

« Equality between women and men is the great cause of the five-year term of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, of which more than 100 concrete measures have been taken by the French government in all areas with a slogan » do not nothing to let pass ”, underlined the French diplomat.

Ambassador François Pujolas, underlines the source, spoke on this issue Thursday, June 10th, 2021, on the occasion of the Kinshasa conference for gender equality in Africa, organized within the framework of the presidency of the African Union by the DRC. At the national level, the statement noted, there are measures to combat gender-based and sexual violence, promote equality in education, work and family life, and exemplary state policy.

“At the international level, President Macron makes equality between women and men a priority of the French presidency of the G7, stressing that he convened the Consultative Council for equality between women and men to which he entrusted new priorities and of which Dr. Denis Mukuege, an eminent Congolese personality, is part, ”said the French diplomat.

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The source indicates that it will be about the economic empowerment of African women, the fight against sexual and gender-based violence, the education of women, girls as well as men and boys.

This is reflected in the creation of an aid fund for movements for equality between women and men and feminist movements, particularly in the South.

France at the initiative of a unique partnership

In addition, the source said that France is at the initiative of a unique partnership « the Biarritz partnership for equality between women and men » characterized by a legislative package made up of the « best laws » in favor of of gender equality.

France, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the international NGO Women in Global Health, carries out the “Initiative on the place of women in the health and care sector” which proposes commitments and measures concrete measures aimed at achieving gender equity within health personnel.

France has decided to co-organize with Mexico under the aegis of UN-Women, the “Equality” generation forum, 25 years after the Beijing Conference on women’s rights. This forum was launched in Mexico City from March 29th to 31st, 2021 and will culminate in Paris from June 30th to July 2nd, 2021, the embassy said. ACP/

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