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Ivanka Trump adds Colombia to upcoming South America trip

Last Updated Aug 16, 2019 at 9:29 pm PST

FILE - In this April 14, 2019 file photo, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, listens to women speak about their experiences working with Muya, a manufacturing center of textiles and traditional craftsin Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ivanka Trump will travel to South America in September to focus on issues that make it difficult for women in developing countries to prosper financially, including lack of access to credit and limits on employment. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Summary

Ivanka Trump plans to visit Paraguay and Argentina to promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

The women's global development program was launched in February

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump is adding a stop in Colombia to a previously announced trip to South America in September to focus on the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.

The White House said last week that President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser plans to visit Paraguay and Argentina to promote the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.

Dates for her travel have not been announced.

The women’s global development program was launched in February and focuses on providing job training and financial assistance and encouraging legal and regulatory changes to help women in developing countries prosper financially.

In April, Ivanka Trump travelled to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast in Africa to promote her initiative.

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press