Chargé Watson hosted a “Women’s coffee with Chargé” to celebrate International Women’s Day. Fifteen women leaders representing NGOs, entrepreneurs, civil servants, media professionals, members of the AWEP network, and other alumni discussed the challenges Gabonese women face to gender equality, education, gender assumptions, and more.
Chief of Staff to the Minister of Good Governance and the Fight against Corruption (and USG program alumna) Patricia Ontchangalt stated women face an invisible wall that prevents them women from access to the proper empowerment training programs.
USG program alumna Audrey Chancia Mebaley suggested African women are held back from studying because their families prioritize marriage and child bearing.
In the picture are from 1st row left to right Ruth Mignolet Sandzou, Sylvianne Moussavou, Chantal Sagbo, Chargé Samuel R. Watson, Pepecy Ogouliguende, Caléopie Elloue Ntoumba, Sandrine Aloli, second row left to right Léa Ndoumou Obounou, Patricia Ontchangalt, Audrey Chancia Mebaley, Dora Massounga, Regina Manga, last row from the left Sophie Ambounda Fassa, Olga Essendjo, Vanessa Adande and Isabelle Ba Oumar.