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Why Is Saudi Arabia And The UAE Donating $100 Million To A Fund Inspired By Ivanka Trump?

It seems that President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE with his wife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner has been a successful one for at least one person. Yes, you guessed it right, it's Ivanka Trump, who also happens to be President's official adviser.What's so successful about this visit that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is they have announced $100 millions of fund which they will donate to World Bank for the betterment of women entrepreneurs. The idea of this fund is said to be a brain child of Ivanka Trump.Following this, the World Bank President has said that "we thought it was a fantastic idea, but we had no idea how quickly this would build. It's a stunning achievement. I've never seen anything come together so quickly, and I have to say that Ivanka's leadership has been tremendous."Now, Saudi Arabia and the UAE did this for the betterment of women, or they have their selfish motives to fulfil?Well, that's the story is all about. Let's have a look!

Ivanka Trump has given a powerful statement at the women roundtable discussion in Riyadh:

"Saudi Arabia’s progress, especially in recent years, is very encouraging but there’s still a lot of work to be done and freedoms and opportunities to continue to fight for," reports USA Today.

Ivanka added further in her discussion that:

"In every country around the world women and girls continue to face unique systematic, institutional, cultural barriers, which hinder us from fully engaging in and achieving true parity of opportunity within our communities," say reports.

Talking about global empowerment, Ivanka quoted:

"Each of you knows this to be true. And yet the stories of Saudi women, such as yourselves, catalysing change, inspire me to believe in the possibility of global women’s empowerment."

No doubt Ivanka's views on women empowerment are compelling enough, but does Saudi Arabia think same?

Well, possibly not. Because, reporters were not allowed in the main event. And those who were already there were escorted out of the place before the issue can be addressed.

The country in which Ivanka is talking about the women empowerment...

...has put as many as possible bans on women in their culture. Saudi Arabian women aren't allowed to travel alone, they can't drive the car, and there's a major issue of gender inequality

In a conversation with a prominent Saudi woman, Ivanka said she's a voice for women inside the White House in Trump administration.

"As a female leader within the Trump administration, my focus is to help empower women in the United States and around the globe," USA Today quotes Ivanka Trump.She added further that, "the need to empower and engage women transcends borders and cultures. Whether in the United States or Saudi Arabia, women play a critical role in a movement that unites us all."

Trump was also invited to the event by Saudi Princess Reema bint Bandar.

Princess Reema bint Bandar is a retail executive, social activist, divorced mother and sports promoter for women in Saudi Arabia. She's one of those brave women who raised their voices against the socially conservative society.

Reema and Ivanka have met before due to some business purposes.

"That life in retail took us through to various journeys and exposed us actually to what other women’s experiences in the workplace were," says Reema.

However, all of these people have missed the major information.

In June 2016, President Trump pointed his fingers at Hillary Clinton Foundation on Facebook saying, "Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries!"

On October 9, during the presidential debate, Trump said that: 

"Saudi Arabia giving $25 million, Qatar, all of these countries. Do you talk about women and women's rights? So these are people that push guys off business - off buildings. These are people that kill women and treat women horribly. And yet you take their money," reported WittyFeed.

And this can't be denied as well...

The fund from World Bank which aims to provide the technical help and investment funds for women business owners differs from the Clinton Foundation in many ways.

It can't be denied that Saudi Arabia had the same motive both the times.

That's all, folks!Subscribe