Ambassador Verveer: “How can we help our Egyptian sisters now?”

April 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

This week, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer visited Egypt to meet and talk with Egyptian women:

“I have been here for the last several days to listen, to really understand how things are moving forward and hopefully to be able to use my voice to echo what the women here have been telling me. I have had the privilege over the last several days to meet with civil society leaders, to meet with many of those active participants on Tahrir Square, both the young and those who’ve been pioneers for women’s progress, often struggling very hard to achieve some of the laws that have been achieved. I have met with dynamic women who are running small and medium-sized businesses, because it’s clear women have to be a part of economic solutions; they have to be participants in the economic growth of this country. What is going to be done to ensure that they can overcome barriers so that their potential to grow GDP can be unleashed?”

Read more: http://www.state.gov/s/gwi/rls/rem/2011/161458.htm

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