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Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2014 Women Advancement Forum in Banjul, Gambia

BANJUL, GAMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/14 -- Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Women Advancement Forum. The forum will be held in Banjul, Gambia from May 25-29 2014.

"The Women Advancement Forum has been gaining momentum ever since its global launch. I have witnessed the collective power the WAF has had in advancing issues onto the global agenda, and it is an honour to join ranks with these exceptional leaders once again in voicing the issues at hand. I look forward to raising the agenda and tabling social and political issues with my comrades in an environment of emancipation," says Almas Jiwani.

Ms. Jiwani will be joining notable figures and academics from across the world, honouring this year's theme of, empower the woman -- give the world a future beyond the MDG's. Ms. Jiwani will be voicing the critical involvement and the role of women in implementing the MDG's.

"We were deeply affected by the words Almas Jiwani shared with us at the 2013 event. There was a unanimous need to invite Ms. Jiwani again and shed light on the global reality of the MDG's and what the world may look like post 2015. Leaders like Ms. Jiwani will be critical to a post-MDG world, and we are delighted to hear her views on the emancipation and developed role of women in our global world," said Charles Chikezie, Partner and Conference Director of Women Advancement Forum.

Several First Ladies and High level dignitaries such as Her Excellency, Mrs. Sia Koroma First Lady Republic of Sierra Leone, Her Excellency Madame Marieme Faye Sall First Lady Republic of Senegal, Her Excellency Olufunso Amosun First Lady Ogun State, Nigeria, Mr Peter Metcalfe President, Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) tin addition to many other exceptional global figures will participate in this conference.

About UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee of Canada is an independent, non-government organization that supports the mission of UN Women through public awareness initiatives about UN Women and global women's issues, as well as fundraising efforts to support UN Women programmes worldwide. For more information about UNWNCC, please visit

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