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Old 04-27-2016, 06:50 PM
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A short TV2 clip: Her besøger kronprinsessen en sundhedsklinik i Burkina Faso - TV 2

And yes, that really is inside the clinic! A clinic that according to Burkina Faso standards is very good. So good you show it to visiting foreign dignitaries.
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excellent Mary
"This is not only women's case. It's about human rights, and that it is beneficial to all - not only the woman herself - but also her family and her community, says the Crown Princess to TV 2"
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:19 AM
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BT has an article: Se billederne: Kronprinsesse Mary besøger uroplaget afrikansk land

With photos: http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res.../13128565-.jpg
Here Mary and the Foreign Minister, Christian Jensen, meet a couple of new parents with their one day old baby.

http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res.../13128566-.jpg
Arriving at the village, Mary is offered to wash her hands, before meeting the chief.

http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res.../13128567-.jpg
Here talking to the chief of the village. In this village a school for husbands has been set up.

http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res.../13128568-.jpg
Footballs are being handed out. The illustrations on the balls depicts the seventeen world-goals in regards to human rights, development, equality and so on.

http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res.../13128569-.jpg
Here they are at the local health-clinic.

http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res.../13128570-.jpg
Mary was presented with a goat, which seemed to find Mary's pants a very convenient place to rub the horns against. The goat was brought back with the delegation. And just like in Ethiopia I guess it will eventually be donated to a family somewhere else.

http://a.bt.bmcdn.dk/media/cache/res.../13128571-.jpg
Infant mortality is high in Burkina Faso, which is why the clinics make a difference and also the schools for men, informing them about caring for the mother's health and about family-planning.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:52 AM
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Thanks Muhler

Good pictures of CP Mary and Kristian Jensen meeting with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore last evening:

https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...d9&oe=57B04D0E
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Patron Crown Princess Mary of Denmark discusses reprohealth with women & girls
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChE7_l5WYAA9R2e.jpg

"The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore S.E.M. received in audience the evening of April 27, 2016 in Ouagadougou, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark who led a strong delegation."
http://presidence.bf/index.php/les-a...sident-du-faso
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:49 AM
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Thanks, Roskilde.

And here is a BB video, where we learn that the Foreign Minister got four chickens as his present.
VIDEO: Kronprinsesse Mary mødte de afrikanske kvinder | BILLED-BLADET
Apart from Mary finding her goat very well-behaved, neither she nor the Foreign Minister said much new in the brief interview, so I won't write more about it.
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Thanks for the link to the video, Muhler.

Mary really was impressed with the goat And it also behaved exemplary.

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Great pictures from Her&Nu who can tell Mary and Kristian Jensen works in 45 degrees... whew ...

http://herognu.dk/kongelige/kronprin...-burkina-faso/

Good coverage - TV2 news has send features in their mornings news all morning.

Gallery from Kongehuset.dk from yesterday, Day 1:

Besøg i Burkina Faso | Kongehuset - Forside
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:20 AM
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CP Mary in Burkina Faso

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Old 04-28-2016, 10:25 AM
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It's great that Mary was able to do this visit after being postponed. The people seem to appreciate it.

The Foreign Minister seems to be a pleasant fellow - you can tell he likes babies. In the picture with the chickens, you can just tell he's thinking ''now what am I going to do with two chickens?'' I think the goat would be easier to deal with.
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:39 PM
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video from the minister's twitter
https://twitter.com/Kristian_Jensen/...57999452618757

very important work being done
https://twitter.com/UM_dk/status/725564719709442048

and pictures from day 2
https://www.facebook.com/UnfpaBurkin...14269552093644
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:40 PM
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The visit has been very well covered by the press.

Today the delegation visited a shelter for witches. 250 witches to be exact.
Witchcraft and sorcery is very real in that part of African and certainly not only in remote and rural areas.
And being labelled as a witch is dangerous! It's not only being a total outcast they risk but being killed as well. So once you get the stamp of being a witch, you'd better leave in a hurry and forget about coming back.
Witches are blamed for unusual events, illness, deaths, sick animals, the water going foul and so on.
One way to determine whether a person or rather to find a witch is to chop off the head of a chicken and let it run, and if it drops dead in front of a person with the legs in the air, that person is a witch. And since the gods, God or spirits have spoken that cannot be contested.

A person who is a witch is totally alone. The family turns their back on in this case the woman, the children are kept well away from the witch, which is a logic move. You have no friends, even the local authorities may be reluctant to protect you - they most likely believe in witches too.
And if you are alone... well, suffice to say you are unlikely ever to be let back into your society again.

The Foreign Minister, Christian Jensen, was visibly shocked. Because it is basically a human sacrifice, even if the witch is left alive or alone.

And yes, Midwestmom. The Foreign Minister is actually a pretty decent guy. A little dull perhaps but at least he has a moral compass. Unfortunately, one might say, he isn't ruthless and brutal enough to become the party leader, which IMO is a pity. So he is unlikely ever to take over the Liberal party. He had his chance but couldn't go in for the final kill.

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ADDED: Here is a BB video from the visit to the shelter and also to a hospital earlier in the day: http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...-i-deres-oejne
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:06 PM
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Thanks :)

This visit has indeed got very good coverage in the press. It is also a important topic.

A new BB video from today:

VIDEO: Kronprinsesse Mary: - Jeg så smerten i deres øjne | BILLED-BLADET

Today Mary and the Minister have visited a hospital and a crisis shelter.

Mary tells that the women in the shelter had suffered from fistula - she told that the women not said that much, but that she could see their pain in the eyes.

But there was also time to dancing, smiling and joy. And Mary masters the African rhythms and dances when she in the beginning of the video are seen swinging her hips with the local women She has also tried that dance some times now on her visits to Africa.

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Pictures from today:
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Mary must has left Africa now and be on her way home or land soon in Denmark.
She has official events already tomorrow back home in Denmark.

Pictures from HelloMagazine:
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark is in west Africa.


BT article focusing on Frederik's and Mary's two last days important visits - in Irac and Burkina Faso:
Royal kamp på to fronter: Kronprins Frederik besøgte de danske styrker i Irak
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:37 PM
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nice article from BT that highlights both trips. Different but equally important.

Im sure they both will be glad when both are safety back in Denmark together. And they both have a busy Friday, Mary has an event with her Scholarships and Frederik at two events at the Rock Museum and Technical University .
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:13 PM
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New article from BB telling us Mary invited an African woman and man to Denmark next month when the Women Deliver Conference will take place:

Mary and Minister Kristian Jensen asked the young about their future plans and wishes.

In this regard, a young man named Fidele Bonaventure stood up and said he wanted to improve his skills in the areas that had to do with some of the topics to be discussed at the large Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen in May.

Bonaventure pointed out that he deeply desired to attend the conference, and after a short reflection Crown Princess Mary invited him to Copenhagen to participate in the world's largest women's conference - so he can travel back home to Burkina Faso and tell his young peers about how and why it is so important to fight for women's rights.


Kronprinsesse Mary inviterede ung afrikaner til konference i København | BILLED-BLADET
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Besøg i Burkina Faso | Kongehuset - Forside
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:24 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #18, 2016.
Written by our man in Africa, Ulrik Ulriksen.

With a population of some 17 million of which almost half are fourteen years old or younger Burkina Faso is in need of help and DK has approved a relief funding of one billion DKK over the next five years.
So the red carpet was rolled out when Mary and the Foreign Minister arrived. The visit lasted some 48 hours.

First a maternal hospital. Fistulas and complications are common in Burkina Faso and so is death among women giving birth, not to mention infant mortality.
In the capital of Ouagadougou the delegation visited fifteen year old new mother, Moniratou. She got pregnant when she was fourteen which is by no means unusual in Burkina Faso and now she lives with her two month old daughter with her grandparents and aunt. With the baby in her arms Mary had a chat with the mother.
She also met a very nervous Manoyda who presented Mary with flowers. Manoyda is a patient at the hospital and she needed a gentle touch and a few soothing words to be at ease.
Especially a meeting with a fistula patient made a big impression on Mary. - Such sufferers risk becoming outcasts. They smell...

But the delegation also visited the Delwende center. A refuge for 238 women who have been accused of witchcraft. It doesn't take much to be accused of being a witch. Only giving birth to girls is enough.
Mary said afterwards: "Witchcraft is not something I've heard much about before. It shocking how wide-spread it is - not only in Burkina Faso but also in many other countries - but it's based on ignorance".
If you are labelled a witch it's goodbye to your family, children, friends and network. You are out! And if you are out in Burkina Faso, especially as a woman, your life is pretty bleak!

On the second day the delegation went far away from the capital, to the village of Kamse.
Here Mary first had a chat with the village chief, before talking with the women in the village. In the meantime the Foreign Minister played soccer with other children, using some donated footballs.
As is custom Mary was presented with a present, in the shape of a goat. (The foreign Minister got some chickens). She accepted the present: "So kind it is. It sure is well-behaved".
The goat has ended up in a shelter for children in the capital.

While in the countryside they also visited a local health-clinic in Korsimoro. And here a local toddler found a nice place to stay: In the arms of Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen.

Then it was off to another village, Kamse. Where there is a school for husbands. Baiscally informing them about the prudence of looking after their pregnant wives and the benefits of getting her to a clinic for check-ups and when giving births. That is run with success by a local organization, Mwangaza Action. And here Mary and the Foreign Minister were presented with locally made leather briefcases.

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Old 05-04-2016, 02:27 PM
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Thanks Muhler

"Had the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs gone on his own to Burkina Faso, there'd hardly be any media coverage at all.

However, since Crown Princess Mary is going, the press is there and the focus is on women's rights!

That really shows the difference Crown Princess Mary can make. And she knows.

Thumbs up, Crown Princess Mary! "


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Lot's of coverage on Mary's visit in Burkina Faso and the Women Deliver conference which Mary is patron of and Mary is VERY VERY involved in. Maybe one of her biggest project:

DR1

"The Danish Crown Princess has just been to Burkina Faso in order to focus on women and girls' rights or lack of it - not just in the West African country, but worldwide."

You can see the whole interview with Crown Princess Mary and DR1's feature from 21 Sunday here:
https://www.dr.dk/tv...g-2016-04-23#!/


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DR will sho a new documentary with Mary on her visit to Burkina Faso and Senegal.

In connection with the Woman Deliver Conference in Copenhagen in May, DR1 and DR2 will show a number of documentaries focusing on women's conditions and gender equality. One of them a documentary about Crown Princess Mary's visit to Burkina Faso and the visit to Senegal last year

DR-fokus p? kvinders vilk?r og ligestilling

"Wednesday, May 18,
At DR1. 20:30:

Crown Princess Mary's Mission

Crown Princess Mary has been a champion of women's equality and works to ensure women's rights worldwide. As patron of the United Nations Population Fund, she works both among the rulers of the world and take on missions in the world's poorest countries. This documentary takes you with the Crown Princess in the field when she visits the impoverished West African country of Burkina Faso, where she will support work to give women the right to decide over their own bodies. Viewers also get a glimpse of the Crown Princess trip last fall to Senegal, where she took part in the fight against circumcision - a painful tradition that disables the majority of women in some African and Asian countries. In the documentary she talks about her commitment to women's rights - a struggle that may seem hopeless, but which, however, is progress."
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More of the works behind the scenes - Mary has - but we never see or hear much about:

I thought this interview with Danish Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver was interesting.
It also tells that there has been many unofficial meetings for Mary leading up to the Women Deliver conference next week.

Work meetings that could and should have been on the official calendar! I simply don't understand why on earth the DRF court don't bother to adding the many meetings F&M has the year round to the official royal calendar! Why not? Would it hurt anyone? I know F&M already are the DRF's members with the most official events a year, but still... To add their meetings, work behind the scenes etc. will only encourage the DRF's popularity even more.


https://translate.google.com/transla...spx&edit-text=

"Hello Katja, good to see you"

"Crown Princess Mary slows down in her targeted walk into the hall in the House of Industry, where several hundred spectators are waiting for the Crown Princess Mary."

"She gives Katja Iversen a hug and smile before she and Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen and the Confederation of Danish Industries Managing. Director, Karsten Dybvad, hurry on to the Assembly which will discuss the UN's 17 global development goals."

"Katja Iversen is not just anyone. She is on first name terms with Crown Princess Mary and leaders from global organizations like the UN and small grassroots organizations in the poorest parts of the world."

"Somewhere between conference calls and flights Katja Iversen has found room for a short visit to Copenhagen. Among others to greet some of the participants at the conference on the UN global goals, do a series of interviews, and negotiate the last things in place before the conference.

"And there is also time to greet Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the Women Deliver Conference and therefore has had many meetings with Katja Iversen."


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A year ago, former minister Mogens Jensen appointed a conference committee

Kvindekonference-komite mødes med Kronprinsessen

"Today begins the work of the committee, Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen states in connection with Denmark's hosting of the world's largest women's conference, Women Deliver, in 2016.

HRH The Crown Princess, who has been appointed patron of the conference, will follow the meetings of the committee."


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To the admins: Maybe we should open a new seperate thread to the Women Deliever conference in Copenhagen next week (16-19 May)? Mary is the host and patron and will have a full program during the week
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The magazine edition of BB has a feature on Mary hosting the Women Deliver event next week.

We'll get to that eventually, but there is one little detail that I, without mentioning Polyesco, know will interest some of you here.
Frederik will get a little role in the whole show as well.
As a part of the social events that is meant to shake together the participants, Frederik will lead the morning workout next Thursday at 07.45.
In the evening there will be a big party in Tivoli - and my guess is that Frederik will take part in that as well.
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who are the participants
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who are the participants
(Sorry for the weird post, was interrupted. Here we go again).

5.000 women, including Queen Maxima, Princess Sarah Zaid, Princess Mabel, Annie Lennox.
The Danish Foreign Minister will give a speech. So will the PM Lars Løkke - and that's great, they can have a nap or check Facebook while he's on the rostrum.
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