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Portraits of African Women

February 24, 2016

Award-winning photojournalist Stephan Gladieu traveled through Africa in 2015 documenting the lives of women. His images were unveiled on Feb. 23, 2016, at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, during the Le Monde Afrique conference on Women: The Future of Africa. The event, co-sponsored by the World Bank, strived to raise public awareness on gender inequality and draw attention to successful initiatives that have been proven to work to close gender gaps. This slideshow is narrated by World Bank writer Donna Barne, who accompanied Gladieu on several photo shoots.