The 38-year-old mother of three has positioned herself as an Oval Office confidante while spearheading initiatives that broadly back women’s empowerment. Her husband has become a top adviser on U.S. Mideast policy. Once the owner of an eponymous fashion line, Ivanka Trump has wielded her proximity to the president to promote policies affecting women and deliver speeches around the world about women’s economic empowerment. She meets with world leaders as a key White House official. Some of her efforts even have some bipartisan support in Washington, standing in sharp contrast to the level of controversy and political division surrounding her father’s presidency. In her keynote speech at the women’s forum in Dubai on Sunday, Trump touted what she said was the progress of women in the United States. “Today, American women are leading in every aspect of society. Last year, there were more women than men in the United States workforce, with women securing over 70% of new jobs,” she said in her address. Trump made no mention, however, of legislative obstacles in the U.S. around paid family leave, which she and the U.S president support. Currently, just a few U.S. states offer paid leave. While questions continue to swirl over just how much influence she wields with her father, the U.S. president gave a glimpse into their relationship in 2017 when he wrote on Twitter: “She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing!” She’s previously said that when she disagrees with her father, “he knows it”. Story continues below advertisement During her speech in Dubai, Trump congratulated Saudi Arabia for recent changes in the law that allow women to travel abroad and obtain a passport without the permission of a male relative. In 2018, a ban on women driving cars was lifted. The changes are part of a wide-ranging push to transform the Saudi economy, attract greater foreign investment and ease international criticism. Trump pointed to changes in other Mideast countries, as well. She said Bahrain had introduced legislation against discrimination in the workplace; Jordan had eliminated legal restrictions on women’s ability to work at night; Morocco had expanded women’s land rights; and Tunisia had introduced laws to combat domestic violence. She said, though, more work needed to be done. She noted that across the region, women on average still have only half the legal rights of men. The audience for her speech in the UAE included Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, World Bank President David Malpass and International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva. The Dubai ruler is wildly popular at home and is seen as a modernizing force. He has, however, faced some criticism abroad concerning women’s rights following reports that one of his daughters tried to flee the country and was forcibly returned. In previous years, Jordanian Princess Haya, with whom Sheikh Mohammed has two children, would have attended a forum of this kind by his side, but she too has reportedly fled the country and is seeking custody of their children in a British court. The UAE and Saudi Arabia have worked to cultivate close ties with the Trump administration and were early supporters of the Women’s Empowerment Fund, a World Bank initiative to help female entrepreneurs that Ivanka Trump strongly backs. During the first trip abroad of her father’s presidency to Saudi Arabia, the two Gulf countries pledged $100 million to the fund. Story continues below advertisement In her speech at Sunday’s forum, Trump lauded Emirati leaders for “removing barriers to women joining the workforce and developing a national strategy that recognizes that women are central to sustainable growth.” She noted that although 70% of Emirati university graduates are women, only 10% of the UAE’s total national income is derived from women. “We know that this going to grow and flourish in the years ahead,” she said. During her two-day visit to the UAE, Trump met with women entrepreneurs and discussed a U.S. government project she’s leading that’s aimed at helping women in developing countries. The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative was launched last year with backing by her father. On Saturday, she toured Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque, visited Abu Dhabi’s branch of the Louvre Museum, and met privately with the country’s day-to-day ruler, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. Our Morning Update and Evening Update newsletters are written by Globe editors, giving you a concise summary of the day’s most important headlines. Read more: The Globe and Mail
empower the poor women...😅 Joke of the century Waste of space. Oh do you now. Do you also laud your father the way he uses women. She hasn’t lived there has she? Let her live there for a year. She needs her head examined. What is she doing here anyway? Waste of breathable air Uh... This woman is painfully thick.
Justin Trudeau bows in front of Iranian leader. Next.
Ukraine’s Zelenskiy vows to end war, invites Trump to Kyiv to ‘start afresh’'If in five years, we will end the war, bring our people back, then I did (became president) for a reason,' he said.
Of course we don’t see any thing wrong here AlexpiersonAMP. Sucking up to the despots. After all the Saudis are her friends Does anyone know who her father is? She’s manipulative. This one. She’s saying the right things. This is the front for all weapons deals. It’s surprising nobody in all of America is questioning her presence or capacity for a trip there. The people of which state does she represent? These are the 9/11 players.
what a joke those leaders are scums im a muslim they don’t represent us or our teachings Yahooooooooooooooooooo time to act like Trump grab her P**** America's Trudeau And Trudeau and the Iranians? UnwantedIvanka
Trump keeps tweeting about Justice Department despite plea from BarrTrump, in his tweet, also left open the possibility that he would ask Barr for something in a criminal matter in the future. Its all part of the shitshow. TRUMP2020LandsideReElectionVictory
This fake plastic surgery scam artist has done nothing but self promotion. While trump crime family should be in jail Is this an effort to show how much she and our PM are alike? Misguided ugh NepotismBarbie why are we giving her the attention she so deeply needs? “I am woman hear me roar !” This is from TheOnion , right?
Can someone ask Ivanka why none of her clothes are made in the US? She thinks giving slave child labour an etra 5 cents a day is 'great economic improvement'....IvankaTrump IvankaTrump - you set women’s rights back to the stone ages. Love you on Westworld. With or without the bonesaw!! Why do media outlets continue to deal with this bonehead?! Just because of Daddy!!
Florida man not allowed to bring cutout of Trump to dialysis appointmentA Port St. Lucie dialysis patient wants to know why he can't bring his emotional support life sized cutout of U.S. President Donald Trump with him to his dialysis facility during his treatments. doesn't CTV have any Canadian stories to tweet, rather than these click bait American stories about anomalous behaviours? Wtf is up with Florida?, It's gotta be the sun... And this is News for traitors to report.
And we care why? This is just gross. Liars defending nations with gross human and women's rights records. We are simply sick of the lies and corruption promoted by the Trumpfamily 😂🤣😅🤣 They're just like daddy! They pretend they're doing stuff, but nothing changes! Isn't it great!?! Amazing headline.
... while she wears a hijab.
The next wave of feminist travelThe trend does not simply include women-only trips and women-owned tour companies, but travel that highlights women’s experiences in a given destination
New Brunswick deputy premier Robert Gauvin quits governing Tories over health-care reformsGauvin told constituents in his riding of Shippagan-Lameque-Miscou he will sit as an Independent, dealing a blow to the minority government of Premier Blaine Higgs Healthcare is a privilege of economy. Never forget that. I'm sure he is doing what many who he represents want him to so, as a rep, he's doing his job. But that's not leadership. The nonsense about his conscience is a little embarrassing when he knows these changes are right and believed so up until the pushback. A non-leader. nbpoli
A woman posing as a photographer drugged a mother and planned to steal her baby: policeA Washington woman allegedly posed as newborn photographer along with her daughter and drugged a woman in an attempt to steal her baby, police say. women be drugging and stealing babies Raising Arizona (1987) Happened in Kelowna BC a few years back. Darlene Hucal posed a photographer and stole 3 day old baby from maternity ward. Baby was dumped in the bush but thankfully found alive by an RCMP Police Dog😊