Tuesday, September 6, 2011

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Marta visit to Sierra Leone

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Marta Vieira Da Silva, five-time FIFA world female player of the year, ended a two-day visit to Sierra Leone Sunday to promote women's empowerment with the message "When women succeed, we all win."

During her visit, Marta met with University students, civil society groups and young female footballers and students. She also met with women's groups, advocating for a 30 percent quota for women in all decision making bodies saying "When I see the will and commitment of these women I am definitely convinced that women's empowerment is essential for peace and development."

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