Day of the Women of the Americas

February 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

OAS LogoThe OAS has celebrated February 18th as the Day of the Women of the Americas since 1982.  This year, Sec. Clinton released a statement commemorating the day, lauding women’s accomplishments in the Americas and outlining the work that still lies ahead.

“Women in the Americas are working to promote strong and vibrant democracies, advance the region’s commitment to the rule of law, and uphold fundamental human rights and freedoms. They are cabinet officials and heads of government. They serve in executive positions in the largest private sector entities in the hemisphere. Women in the Americas are strengthening our societies, communities, and families, and building a brighter future for all the people of the region.”

Read more: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/02/156803.htm

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