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Hon Sylvia Blyden attends OIC Intl Women Ministers Conference

Hon Sylvia Blyden attends OIC Intl Women Ministers Conference

Istanbul, November 1st, 2016 – Sierra Leone’s Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs, Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden yesterday attended the OIC International Women Ministers Conference, in Turkey where discussions on  a range of gender and children issues, including Female Genital Cutting, and Ending Child Marriage were held.  (Photo: (l-r) Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, and Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden)

Hon. Blyden is shown below with one of her long-time motherly mentors, Her Excellency the Vice President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, and other members of her delegation, after bilateral Gambia Sierra Leone discussions.  Sierra Leone Gender Officer Fatmata E. Kargbo is also in the photo.

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Hon. Blyden informed this media that she considers herself highly privileged and honoured to be in the esteemed company of the longest serving Vice President in the world, and stated the fact that Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy is a *WOMAN* serving as Vice President for 20 years non-stop, makes it all the more remarkable.   “I’m very proud of her as a mentor”, commented Hon. Blyden.

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