Freetown – 22nd August, 2018 – The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, will be speaking on a panel at the World Meeting of Families on Thursday 23rd August, 2018 on the topic: Faith, Family and Development, The Witness of Women in Leadership’ in the Irish capital, Dublin.
Over 37,000 people from around the world are expected to attend the event, which will close with a Mass led by Pope Francis on Sunday 26th August.
“I am excited and honoured to have been invited to share my perspectives here and hopefully inspire more women to step forward as agents of change within their communities and countries.” Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
During the course of the Mayor’s visit, she will also meet the Lord Mayor of Dublin and the Africa Director at the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The World Meeting is a celebration of the beauty of God’s plan for the family. It is an occasion for the families from all over the world to meet and support one another in living out their special vocation. “Families today face many challenges in their efforts to embody faithful love, to bring up children with sound values and to be a leaven of goodness” — Pope Francis