International Women’s Day

2016 Team Embassy Int'l Women's Day
2016 Team Embassy Int’l Women’s Day

In Solidarity for International Women’s Day

This year, the Embassy’s female employees marked the accomplishments of women in the United States and Togo by looking at the wide array of colleagues who are making crucial contributions to all sections of our mission in Lomé.  We promoted gender equality at the Embassy by sharing the Embassy pagne with both men and women and involving both genders in every Embassy activity; visiting an orphanage as a way to promote social action by citizens to add needy members of their communities; and encouraging women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment by visiting and sharing a meal with a rural agricultural cooperative of 50 women; and through a video projection followed by discussions to sensitize men and women on gender equality behavioral change.