Day 1: Official Visit to Burkina Faso

Wednesday, April 27th

Crown Princess Mary is on a official visit to Burkina Faso from April 27-28th. She is accompanied by Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. The visit focuses on girls' and women's sexual and reproductive health and rights. 1

This trip to west Africa, more specific Burkina Faso, was actually scheduled to take place in January earlier this year but because of a terrorist attack in the capital city Ouagadougou, it was decided to postpone the Crown Princess visit. Then suddenly I find out that Mary is on her way to Burkina Faso and is already landed when I hear about the visit. Did it also came as a surprise to you? I can not remember when a visit like this has been canceled but I truly understand the concerns there have been. I think it's good her visit is not forgotten and here we are. Mary arrived yesterday in Burkina Faso to stay there for two days accompanied by Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. The two of them have on several occasions worked together and be on foreign visits like this which focuses girls' and women's sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as gender inequality and Denmark's development do to aid efforts in the country. Before the departure from Denmark, Kristian Jensen have expressed how pleased he is for the Crown Princess commitment to make a difference. As one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso is supported by Denmark providing access to among others information about connected to giving birthday and pregnancies such as handling issues like gender equality and violence against women. Denmark's support to Burkinabe families goes back to 1973.

While her husband, Frederik, was visiting the Danish troops in Iraq, Mary met some of the women visiting a local health center in Korsimoro, who had come there for a consultation. With her was Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. According to was the visit to Korsimoro followed by a visit to a nearby Kamsé village. Here Mary and Kristian Jensen were warmly welcomed and received four chickens and a goat as gifts on behalf of their visit. After a quick change of clothes, the two traveling companions attended a meeting with Burkina Fasos President which took place the presidential palace in Ouagadougou. As one of the last plans, Mary met a young mother at 15 living in Ouagadougou with her two month old daughter. With help from her grandparents, she still manage to go to school. It was simply precious to watch the meeting between the two of them, Mary and the young mother. I think a meeting like this is why Mary find it so important fighting for better and equal opportunities for women and girls. In the evening did the Crown Princess and Foreign Minister attended an official dinner on behalf of their visit to Burkina Faso. 

Because I find it less important, I will not be talking much about fashion. Still I know many of you have an interest in knowing all about it anyway. Therefor I decided to only make a reference to what I know. This you find in the bottom on the post as always. I hope you can live with this decision. 

Shades: Prada
Necklace: Orit Elhanati The Abyss Necklace
Ballet flats: Rêve Flat Suede Loafers in Gray

Dress: Julie Fagerholt Heartmade Hornsea Dress
Flats: Ganni Kimberly Denim Flats

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