Ambassador Verveer: “Women are not just victims”

September 30, 2010 at 3:09 pm 1 comment

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer recently spoke at the Vital Voices of Asia Women’s Summit in Chennai, India.  She highlighted some notable successes for women’s rights in the region, while also noting that  “despite a solid record of progress, our work is by no means over”.  Sec. Verveer also emphasized the importance of finding environmentally sustainable solutions to empowering women economically and politically:

“All around the world, women are blazing new trails and triumphing over long entrenched obstacles in the pursuit of creating a better world… [W]omen are not just victims; they are critical actors in addressing this challenge. We are working to increase their access to a range of adaptation and mitigation strategies. Better farming practices and technologies like clean cook stoves and solar lanterns not only address environmental degradation, but also provide economic opportunities.”

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