Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Williams Sisters Storm Nigeria To Promote Women's Rights
Tennis icon,Venus Williams today arrived Lagos ahead of her sister Serena who is due to fly in this night, as part of their recently launched ‘‘Breaking The Mould’’ (BTM) campaign, a women’s empowerment initiative.
According to a statement released by the Breaking Mould Initiative which they are representing, their trip is aimed at promoting “the role that women play in shifting perceptions and encouraging development at all levels across the African continent.”
“They are coming to Lagos to encourage more women to break moulds that have stood between them and their potentials,” the statement said.
During their visit they are scheduled to meet the Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state, hold a tennis clinic at the Ikoyi Club, visit a puberty education class for girls and play an exhibition match before heading to South Africa on November 2.