The Mayor of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC), Madam Cyvette M. Gibson, last week, joined several influential women across Africa at a three-day international forum in Accra, Ghana, to highlight issues affecting women’s participation in politics or in government.  

 The PCC boss, who was among a high-powered panel of women experts, was invited to the International SHEROES Forum to discuss issues that basically focused on empowering African Women to excel in various aspects of life including their participation in politics.

Other members of the high-panel of women experts included: Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi, Madam Nana Konadu  Agyeman Rawlings, former First Lady of Ghana, Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff of Liberia, Representative Munah Peluhm-Youngblood of Liberia and Senator Binta Masi Garba of Nigeria.

The event, which began Thursday 8 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra, was organized by Forum Solutions Limited, a Ghanaian-owned international company.
The forum was held under the theme: “Re-Defining the Rules of Engagement for Gender Equality,” and it brought together policy makers, CEOs, Legislators, Entrepreneurs, Politicians, Doctors, Attorneys, Bankers and Gender Activists.  

During the forum, participants dialogued on issues relative to gender equality, and they (participants) explored ways to advance women’s leadership in Africa.  
Dr. Banda, who was the special Guest of Honor at the global gathering of women leaders, officially launched the “Elect Her In Africa” (EHIA).

EHIA is an organization solely dedicated to encouraging women to run for elected offices in Africa and to encourage governments to appoint women to various positions. It is an initiative of the Joyce Banda Foundation and Africa Union/Diaspora Africa Forum.
Meanwhile, the PCC boss is due in Liberia today, Monday October 12.