Ivanka Trump visiting Africa to promote women's initiative

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report MORE’s daughter and senior adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpOn The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump mourns dead in Ethiopian jet crash MORE arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday to promote an initiative focused women’s participation in the global workforce.

Trump will also visit Côte D’Ivoire on her tour to promote her Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative (W-GDP), which was launched in February.

She will meet with African women in the coffee, textile and cocoa industries, according to the BBC, as well as attend a World Bank policy summit.

Trump tweeted last week that she was “excited” to embark on the trip.

“This mission is crucial to the peace and stability of Nations and is achievable if we focus our collaborative efforts on job training, entrepreneurship and breaking down the legal and cultural barriers that restrict women from achieving their full economic potential,” she said in a statement.

Ivanka Trump spearheaded the launch of the W-GDP, which aims to develop economic stability for 50 million women in developing countries.

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"The economic empowerment of women shouldn’t be viewed as a 'women’s issue,'" she wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed to mark the initiative’s launch earlier this year.

"Smart development assistance benefits families, communities and nations," she added. "By investing in women, we are investing in a future in which countries can support themselves by unleashing the potential of their own people."

The initiative is funded with $50 million from the existing budget of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).