Benin commits to ongoing programmes for women in political and private sector leadership

Committing to action at the highest level of the State, and to transformative leadership accompanied by effective policies and legislative measures, Benin commits to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women. The country will ensure that women are involved in productive work and decision-making, including through programmes fostering their leadership roles in political parties and the private sector, among others. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, President Thomas Boni Yayi said: “I have come to express our commitment again, not only to the women of my country, but of Africa and the entire world.”