Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the US vice-president, hands a diploma to a student as representatives of the Anunciata non-governmental organization (NGO) look on, after she arrived at the airport of Bukavu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on July 5, 2014.
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Dr. Biden invites you to follow her trip to Africa

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On Tuesday, Dr. Jill Biden arrived in Africa with plans to take in the sights and discuss female empowerment, education, democracy, and leadership along a three-city tour.

“Dr. Biden’s trip to Africa will highlight the importance of girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy, and civil society in accelerating economic development; improving health and educational outcomes; strengthening democratic governance; and fostering peace and security,” The White House website wrote.

To help stress the importance of her trip, Dr. Biden used her hubsand’s Vice President Joe Biden’s Instagram Account, @VP, as well as her own Twitter account, @DrBiden, to share her travels as she embarked on her summer vacation through Africa. 

Hi everybody, it’s Jill Biden! I’m traveling across Africa this week to promote women’s empowerment. While I’m here, I’m borrowing Joe’s Instagram account to share some photos from the road. Stay tuned for more!

Preventing and responding to gender-based violence is a cornerstone of our commitment to advancing gender equality, and earlier today, Dr. Biden visited Panzi Hospital in the Congo to meet with survivors and hear their stories.

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Dr. Biden invites you to follow her trip to Africa

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