The G7 Advisory Council. In the center, Brigitte Macron with on her left Marlène Schiappa, Secretary of State for Equality between Women and Men and the fight against discrimination. At the Consulate General of France, Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Photo credit: French morning

"Women, we are all what Victor Hugo called in Hernani: 'a force that goes'. " It is after these words that the first lady Brigitte Macron left, Tuesday, September 24, the Consulate General of France in New York where was held the panel of the G7 Advisory Council for Equality between Women and Men.

To ensure the continuity of the G7 summit in Biarritz, the Council made up of experts and personalities from international civil society met to present its report for gender equality, one of the priorities of the French presidency of the G7 in 2019 Marlène Schiappa, State Secretary for Equality between Women and Men, was also present.

Before the panel revealed its recommendations and calls to action, the First Lady took the floor to apologize for the absence of President Emmanuel Macron. " He has a lot of trouble getting out because the program is very busy. Even if right now he's with Donald, he's with you, know him".

"There are three things that interest the President: emancipating, especially through entrepreneurship in Africa, protecting women, and of course ensuring true equality. There we have work, but we will goshe assured. Mit's education, girls, little boys, because everything goes through childhood, everything is sealed in childhood ".

On the panel's agenda: the presentation of the legal and financial instruments to fight against inequalities. Three main objectives are pursued by the Council: the protection of women against violence, the access of girls to education and the empowerment of women through women's entrepreneurship, particularly in Africa, a strategic G7 partner.

The panel was marked by the presence of the two Nobel Peace Prize winners 2018: Nadia Murad, Iranian activist and UN ambassador, and Denis Mukwege, gynecologist and human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo. " This is the beginning of our mission ", Launched Nadia Murad. " We need the support of men. We need everyone on our side ".


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