Opinion Piece Discusses Mexico City Policy, Ivanka Trump’s Trip To Africa To Promote Women’s Global Development, Prosperity Initiative
The Guardian: Hypocrisy without borders: the pomposity of Ivanka Trump’s trip to Africa
Arwa Mahdawi, columnist and brand strategist at The Guardian
“…On Sunday, the first daughter and presidential adviser [Ivanka Trump] set off on a four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote the U.S. government’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative (W-GDP), which aims to benefit 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. … You can’t separate women’s economic empowerment from women’s reproductive rights. But the Trump administration is doing just that. It has [reinstated and] expanded a federal directive known as the ‘global gag rule,’ [also known as the Mexico City policy,] … Numerous gender-equality advocates have pointed out that this policy is a significant impediment to the W-GDP’s goal of assisting women economically…” (4/16).