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Ivory Coast passes legislation encouraged by Ivanka Trump

By The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is applauding the recent passage of legislation in Ivory Coast related to changes she pushed during her April trip to Africa.

The country is on the process of updating its family code to make it more equitable to women.

The president's eldest daughter and senior adviser is praising the move as "a great step forward" that "supports women's equal management of household assets" in a statement to The Associated Press.

During her trip this spring, Trump visited a cocoa farm in Adzope and participated in a meeting on economic opportunities for women in West Africa.

The Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative and the Millennium Challenge Corporation foreign assistance agency are also praising the changes, calling them "important steps forward in supporting women's equality and economic empowerment."

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