France’s former First Lady Cécilia Attias is a woman with a mission. The ex-wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy has created her own foundation dedicated to improving the lives of women around the world.
She now lives in New York and is married to the global events organiser Richard Attias. The Cécilia Attias Foundation for Women, set up in 2008, says it aims to “serve as a strategic media and financial platform for established NGOs, associations and foundations who champion the cause of women’s equality and well-being”. The Cécilia Attias Foundation recently organised a conference in New York called Dialogue for Action.
euronews reporter Seamus Kearney spoke to some of the participants, including Molly Melching, head of the Tostan (Community-led Development) NGO in Senegal.