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"A thriving Africa should provide sufficient nutritious food to all women and children to enable each generation to grow to its full potential." Graca Machel

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"Nourishing the African mother and child is more than a public health issue. It requires the collective effort of multiple sectors and stakeholders. Providing safe, affordable and nutritious food across the lifespan ensures a child is well nourished from conception and beyond."

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WOMEN'S RIGHTS

We work with networks of women in finance and business across Africa. One of our goals is to increase women’s participation in the economic development of the continent.

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CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

Children’s rights are at the centre of our work. The Trust works with activists, partners, and groups that are committed to creating a better future for Africa’s children.

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GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

We support women’s political participation and leadership. We recognise the crucial role women play in influencing policies and promoting democracy in Africa.

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22nd September 2015

One Year On: An open letter from former members of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Agenda.

The countdown has begun in earnest. There is now just one year until the summit where – we hope – heads of state and government will agree on a new global agenda for inclusive, sustainable development to build upon the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The stakes are huge: for eradicating poverty, for global sustainability, for human rights, and for the world’s ability to address shared global challenges.

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    My dream then and now, is simple. Women ought to take center stage and be at the driving seat of the continent’s economic advancement. I see women, not just a few but in mass numbers, confidently occupying their place at the tables where crucial plans and decisions about the present and future of this continent are made. They are not seated there as observers, they are the decision makers.
    - Graça Machel