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Graça Machel Trust announces new initiative to create a powerful movement of African women focused on advancing Africa’s future

Women Advancing Africa initiative launched at an intimate gathering of African women leaders hosted by Mrs. Graça Machel Johannesburg, South Africa, August 15, 2016 – The Graça Machel Trust (GMT) announced today that it will launch a pan-African initiative to ‘Multiply the Faces and Amplify the Voices’ of African women as a force for economic and social transformation. The Trust will convene the first-ever Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum in 2017 to highlight the critical role that women play in shaping Africa’s development.