Ivanka Trump Joins Her Father And Trudeau In Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

Ivanka Trump
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PM Trudeau has set a very high example for the entire world by working with President Trump to create the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs, on which Ivanka Trump has also been very much involved.

By putting aside his personal and political differences and working with Trump for this initiative, Trudeau has once again asserted his dedication to the cause of gender equality and feminism.

Trudeau has been a long-time supporter of women’s rights and a proud feminist. Ivanka, similarly, has been keeping women’s rights relevant on Trump’s platform through much of his campaign. Ivanka advocated for women’s rights thoroughly through her father’s campaign, even to the extent that her father adopted a policy to ensure paid maternity leave for working women, a policy very much on the Democratic side of politics. She has continued to lobby for and publicly support feminist movements and appears to be taking on a similar role under her father’s administration, as evident through her involvement with the new council for women entrepreneurs.

So is banning Ivanka Trump’s products from department stores really a progressive movement? Or is it both demeaning the work of a strong-willed and successful female entrepreneur, and further antagonizing the Republican administration, a movement that continues to further divide American society?

America has prided itself for decades on its unity and strength as a nation; it has now become a nation plagued by an internal conflict that destabilizes its national and international standing.

Whether or not you like Trump, he is the president of the United States, he may be far from the ideal candidate, but continuing to take up deconstructive forms of action to antagonize and demonize him only worsens the situation. Especially when these forms of action are targeted at his daughter Ivanka, a successful female entrepreneur who has great potential with regards to helping keep women’s rights issues on the political agenda under her father’s administrations.

Trudeau himself has criticized Trump in the past, but he understands and focuses on what truly matters – the rights and advancement of his country and his people.

The Canadian PM has managed to put aside personal and political differences to work with Trump to help create a more just and equitable world. By doing so, Trudeau has re-asserted his support for the feminist movement and showed that it is not just a publicity fad, but rather a dedication to fighting for equal rights among genders.

Trudeau’s meeting with Trump serves a great purpose, alongside that of progressing the movement towards gender equality – it is a demonstration of world leaders overcoming differences in an attempt to create some degree of positive change.


Read more: Joint Statement From President Trump And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Sayeh Yousefi

Sayeh Yousefi

Sayeh Yousefi is the Editor of Naked Opinion section of The Pavlovic Today. She is a Loran Scholar 2016, Yale Young Global Scholar 2015, and passionate human rights advocate. She's currently studying at the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto. Throughout her life, she's had the privilege of living in many different countries, including Iran, the UAE, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Exposure to such diversity, and witnessing injustices, whether it be on the news or in person, has fuelled her passion to help improve conditions for victims of human rights violations. Sayeh hopes to be able to encourage youth to become more involved in global affairs and become more engaged in issues of human rights and social justice. Sayeh believes this can best be done through the digital world of writing.


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