State Department Co-Sponsors Summit to Empower Women Across Asia

September 17, 2010 at 11:34 am 3 comments

Fifteen years after the UN Conference on Women that took place in Beijing, a three day women’s empowerment summit, co-sponsored by the State Department, Vital Voices Global Partnership and the international business community, opened September 15 in New Delhi. Over 250 women leaders from South, Pacific and East Asia have joined with government, business and civil society experts from across the globe to share lessons learned and hone strategies for the future.

The Summit’s panel discussions and breakout sessions are focused on three key areas: Women as an Economic Force, Women in Political Leadership and Public Life, and Safeguarding Women’s Human Rights. Following this Summit, the State Department will work with Vital Voices and other private partners in furtherance of achieving women’s empowerment though high-level policy dialogues, development assistance projects, and public diplomacy.”

Read more:

from the State Department: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/09/147279.htm

from Vital Voices: http://vitalvoices.org/program-news/vital-voices-asia

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