‘Listen to girls and women’ in countries on brink of ‘hope and despair’: Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister

9 July 2018

The views of women and girls are crucial to the future of countries like Niger, which has been described as being on the cusp of “hope and despair”.

That’s according to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Margot Wallström, who was talking to UN News in Danja, a village in the west of the Sahelian country.

As President of the Security Council, the Swedish Minister will preside over a meeting on Tuesday on peace and security in Africa, and Daniel Dickinson asked her about the importance of seeing conditions in the field for themselves.

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Daniel Dickinson, UN News
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