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Chargé d’Affaires United States Embassy: Jessye Lapenn

This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Jessye Lapenn – Chargé d’Affaires at the United States of America Mission about a few aspects in her portfolio, as well as some activities that relate to the development of women. We discuss key youth outreach projects that focus on leadership development, and emphasize that young people want to be included in policy discussions that impact them to derive suitable solutions. We mention the United States’ recent pledge of R16bn to help control the HIV/AIDs epidemic in South Africa, noting that every week 1200 girls are infected by this disease. We talk about trade opportunities, like AGOA (Africa Growth Opportunity Act) and urge  female entrepreneurs in Africa to take advantage of this initiative. Tune in for more… 

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