Posts tagged ‘Hillary Clinton’

Event: ICRW Champions for Change Gala with Ashley Judd and Cherie Blair @ICRW @AshleyJudd @CherieBlairFndn @Solar_Sister #hwhtw

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is celebrating its annual  Champions for Change Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 23rd!  ICRW’s signature event celebrates the possibilities of a gender equitable world and to honor the leaders and visionaries who help make it a reality.  Please join  ICRW and special guests – actor Ashley Judd and former British First lady Cherie Blair – to honor this year’s Champions for Change Awardees:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S Secretary of State (special video acceptance)

ExxonMobil Foundation

Thunderbird Emerging Markets Lab of the Thunderbird School of Global Management

Solar Sister

Learn more and buy tickets: http://champions4change.eventbrite.com

 

May 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Secretary Clinton: “It’s about the example we set… around the world.” @mitchellreports #HillaryClinton #hwhtw

Andrea Mitchell of NBC News interviewed Secretary Clinton in Turkey over the weekend.  Sec. Clinton shared her view of America’s role in empowering women at home and abroad.

QUESTION: Many women during this period and – or campaign feel that their basic rights are under attack. Women really feel besieged on all sides. They call me, they write to me, you see it yourself. And I was at the Women in the World Conference when you said this: “They want to control how we act. They even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies. Yes, it is hard to believe that even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and we have to reject efforts to marginalize any one of us because America has to set an example for the entire world.”

SECRETARY CLINTON: Right.

QUESTION: What is happening in this political campaign?

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I see it now from the perspective of having traveled so extensively, and we know that where women are marginalized, where they’re demeaned, where their rights are denied, there is the likelihood you will have less democracy, more poverty, greater extremism. The United States is the model. There’s been no place better to be a woman than in 21st century America. So we cannot allow any voices to be given credibility that would undermine the advances that women have made in our country. And I wanted to point out that it’s not only about American women, which of course is our first and foremost concern, but it’s about the example we set, the message we send to women around the world.

QUESTION: When Meryl Streep introduced you at that same conference, she said of you, “It is not a simple job to be a role model; it’s an enormous burden. But that’s what we ask of her.” Are you willing to take that on?

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I don’t think of myself that way, but I know that I am considered that in the eyes of many people, and it’s a great honor. It is a burden.

QUESTION: The most popular woman in the world for 10 years in a row.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, that – it is a great honor, but it also carries with it a lot of responsibility, which I take very seriously. I feel such a great privilege representing my country, and in the role of Secretary of State, dealing with all of the front burner issues like the two we just talked about, Syria and Iran, but also continuing to advocate for the long-term changes like the fulfillment of women’s rights as unfinished business in this century, which is good for America and good for the world…

Read the interview here: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/04/187338.htm

And watch it here: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mitchell-reports/46928562/

April 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm 1 comment

“Hillary Clinton’s Next Act: Making Half the World’s Leaders Women” #hwhtw

Great post on a cool new program…

Hillary Clinton’s Next Act: Making Half the World’s Leaders Women

December 20, 2011 12:00 am by Kim Pearson in News & Politics

The Women in Public Service Project, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s new initiative to shepherd a new generation of women into politics and policymaking around the globe, could prove to be the most significant public diplomacy move since the Kennedy Administration launched the Peace Corps fifty years ago. It could also be a game-changer for the Seven Sisters Colleges (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, Smith and Wellesley), with whom Clinton has partnered. The project’s goal is to ensure that by 2050, half of the world’s government officials will be women. They plan to accomplish this goal by offering leadership training, mentoring and support for scholarly research on women in public service.

Read more: http://www.blogher.com/women-public-service-project-strives-see-women-become-half-worlds-leaders-2050

February 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm Leave a comment

Be the Change: “12 Days of Giving to Support Women and Girls Globally” @StephenieFoster @CIPE @VitalVoices #hwhtw

Start 21012 off right: Stephenie Foster’s HuffPost article identifies 12 fabulous women-friendly charities worthy of support.  Some notable entries:

For the fourth day (“colly birds – or is it calling birds?’): The Women in Public Service Project was launched in early December at the U.S. Department of State by Sec. Clinton. Founded by a partnership between the Department of State and the Seven Sisters women’s colleges, it will create training, mentoring and networking opportunities for emerging women leaders from across the globe.

For the sixth day (“geese a laying’): the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) [hosts of this year’s Democracy that Delivers for Women Conference – see: https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/tag/democracy-that-delivers-for-women]

For the twelfth (“drummers drumming”): Vital Voices Global Partnership [an HWHTW favorite! – see: https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/tag/vital-voices/]

See the full list: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephenie-foster/12-days-of-giving-to-supp_b_1169488.html

January 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm 1 comment

Secretary Clinton: “The way we build peace isn’t getting the job done” #hwhtw

Yesterday, Secretary Clinton gave a speech at Georgetown University on “Women, Peace, and Security.”  A striking excerpt:

“Now I know some of you may be thinking to yourself, ‘Well, there she goes again.  Hillary Clinton always talks about women, and why should I or anyone else really care?’  Well, you should care because this is not just a woman’s issue.  It cannot be relegated to the margins of international affairs.  It truly does cut to the heart of our national security and the security of people everywhere, because the sad fact is that the way the international community tries to build peace and security today just isn’t getting the job done.  Dozens of active conflicts are raging around the world, undermining regional and global stability, and ravaging entire populations.  And more than half of all peace agreements fail within five years.”

Read and watch video of the speech: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/12/179173.htm

December 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

Congratulations to Female Nobel Peace Laureates #Nobelpeaceprize

From Sec. Clinton:

“I am delighted to send heartfelt congratulations to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf [see previous post “Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: ‘A Victor of Circumstances’”], Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman and Liberian peace activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee for the prestigious honor of sharing this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. They are shining examples of the difference that women can make and the progress they can help achieve when given the opportunity to make decisions about the future of their societies and countries.

“The unflinching courage, strength and leadership of these women to build peace, advance reconciliation, and defend the rights of fellow citizens in their own countries provide inspiration for women’s rights and human progress everywhere. This recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments reflects the efforts of many other women who are promoting peace and security in their countries and communities. I want to commend the Nobel Committee for recognizing the powerful role women are playing in building peace and ending conflict around the world.”

http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/10/175164.htm

October 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

#DTDW: Highlights, Part 2

More favorite quotes from the Democracy that Delivers for Women Conference:

Sandra Taylor: “Companies are realizing that women are an emerging market of significant importance.”

Sandra Taylor: “Investing in women leads to stronger economic growth for communities, countries, and companies.”

Sandra Taylor: “2011-2020 is the critical decade for women’s economic advancement.”

Shelly Porges, quoting Sec. Clinton: “The logic for connecting women to the global economy is compelling.”

Shelly Porges: the State Department’s Global Women’s Business Initiative focuses on “women owned businesses that are viable but have not yet scaled.”

Shelly Porges: “Women’s economic empowerment is a driver for other kinds of rights.” 

Shari Berenbach: “The real creative solutions are the ones that are crafted and come out of experiences on the ground.”

Shari Berenbach: “SMEs punch above their weight in terms of generating jobs and economic growth.”

June 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Breaking News: Secretary Clinton & MAC AIDS Fund Partner to Fight Rape and Sexual Assault in South Africa

On Thursday, June 2 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce a public-private partnership with the M•A•C AIDS Fund to expand critical medical and emergency support services for survivors of rape and sexual assault in South Africa.

The announcement will be open to credentialed members of the media in the Treaty Room at the Department of State and streamed live on www.state.gov.

Read more: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/06/164703.htm

June 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

Hillary Clinton and Julia Roberts: “Clean stoves would save lives, cut pollution”

Check out this post from sister blog SHEenergy:

“Julia Roberts has joined Secretary Clinton’s  Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as a Global Ambassador.  The two penned an op-ed for USAToday on the need for clean cookstoves in the developing world in honor of Mother’s Day.

‘Clean stoves’ would save lives, cut pollution
By Hillary Clinton and Julia Roberts

This Mother’s Day weekend, most of us will enjoy a home-cooked meal — maybe even breakfast in bed. We’ll probably take it for granted that the meal was prepared in a clean kitchen, where the air is safe to breathe. But for nearly half of the world’s population, cooking at home is a deeply dangerous act…”

Read the full post: http://sheenergy.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/hillary-clinton-and-julia-roberts-clean-stoves-would-save-lives-cut-pollution/

May 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

Video: Secretary Clinton Launches 100 Women Initiative

On March 7, Sec. Clinton Launched the State Department’s “100 Women Inititative: Empowering Women and Girls Through International Exchanges.”   The 100 Women Initiative is “a year-long series of events bringing 100 women leaders from 92 countries to the United States. This effort features International Visitor Leadership Program exchanges that highlight key foreign policy issues directly affecting women and girls worldwide. Secretary Clinton said:

“…This is especially important for me because I believe strongly that every person — man and woman, boy and girl — has a God-given right to participate and to go as far as his or her hard work and talents will take them.”

Read more: http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/100_women_initiative/

March 29, 2011 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Sec. Clinton’s Op-Ed: “Women’s Work-More, Earn-Less Plan Hurts”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently published an op-ed on Bloomberg News Wire calling women’s entrepreneurship “one major emerging market [that] hasn’t received the attention it deserves”:

Women’s Work-More, Earn-Less Plan Hurts
By Hillary Rodham Clinton

One of the biggest growth markets in the world may surprise you. You’ve heard about the opportunities opening up in countries like China, regions like Asia and industries like green technology. But one major emerging market hasn’t received the attention it deserves: women.

Today, there are more than 200 million women entrepreneurs worldwide. Women earn more than $10 trillion every year, which is expected to grow by $5 trillion over the next several years. In many developing countries, women’s incomes are growing faster than men’s.

Facts such as these should persuade governments and business leaders worldwide to see investing in women as a strategy for job creation and economic growth. Many are doing so. Yet the pool of talented women is underutilized, underpaid and underrepresented in business and society.

Throughout the world, women do two-thirds of the work, yet they earn just one-third of the income and own less than 2 percent of the land…

Read more: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/03/157836.htm

March 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

Hillary Clinton’s War for Women’s Rights

“Welcome to Hillary’s war: In this week’s Newsweek, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon digs into the secretary of state’s fight to bring attention to the plight of women and girls across the world, championing opportunity and equality for women wherever she goes.

“Newsweek traveled to the Middle East with Clinton in January. Her timing—just as a wave of uprisings was gathering steam—was uncanny. In a raucous town-hall meeting in Yemen, Clinton addressed how young girls can contribute to a society desperate for change. Later, at a stop in Papua New Guinea, she surprised her own entourage when she pushed the nation’s prime minister to take domestic abuse seriously—and said she’d be dispatching her deputy for women’s affairs, Melanne Verveer, to check up on his progress.

“I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century,” Clinton tells Newsweek.”

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-03-06/hillary-clintons-mission-to-help-women-and-girls-worldwide-1/#

March 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

Day of the Women of the Americas

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

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

Surprise Guest: Hillary Clinton!

Between talks, the TED hosts announced a surprise guest: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!  Sec. Clinton said that “the rights and roles of women and girls are a central tenet of American foreign policy.”  Women’s rights, she noted, are “not just a moral or humanitarian or fairness issue.  It’s a security and prosperity and peace issue… in the vital interest of the United States of America.”

She also took a moment to share her sadness at the passing of Elizabeth Edwards, praising her “fierce intelligence, passion, and sense of purpose.”

To read the text of Sec. Clinton’s speech: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/12/152670.htm

December 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

The Key to Sustainable Peace: Women

“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store have published a joint op-ed on the role of women in building and maintaining sustainable peace to mark the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.”

The article posits that women’s participation in the peace process is key to the eventual success of peace negotiations and the resulting agreements. 

“Whether they are combatants or survivors, peace-builders or bystanders, women must play a role in the transition from war to peaceful development.”

To read the full article: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/10/150130.htm

November 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

“No country in the 21st century can advance if half the population is left behind”

Secretary of State Clinton recently traveled to Papua New Guinea.  She outlined plans for the U.S. to work with the World Bank, multinational corporations, and the Government of Papua New Guinea to establish programs to empower women in PNG.  Her speech included one of the clearest statements I’ve seen yet of why helping women helps the world:

 “[N]o country in the 21st century can advance if half the population is left behind.”

Read more: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/11/150343.htm

November 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

LIVE: “Inside the State Department”

I had the privilege tonight of attending the premiere of the National Geographic Channel’s latest, “Inside the State Department”.  The highlight of the event was getting to sing “Happy Birthday” to Secretary Clinton herself!

“Inside the State Department” follows Secretary Clinton and her team to get an insider’s view of life as America’s top diplomat, including visits to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi, Israel, and Egypt.  The U.S.’s commitment to support women figures prominently in the documentary, showing the Secretary’s response to the bombing of a women’s market just before her arrival in Pakistan, and her efforts to reach out to Pakistani women.

It’s a fascinating piece, and I highly recommend it.  It will air on Monday, November 8.

For more info: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/inside-the-state-department-4294/Photos/d206355086029210VgnVCM1000000100007fRCRD#tab-Overview/0

October 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm 1 comment

New UN Human Rights Council Mechanism to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women

Yesterday, the UN Human Rights Council announced the adoption of a historic resolution to create a new mechanism to promote the elimination of laws that discriminate against women.  Sec. Clinton remarked:

“Establishing this mechanism by consensus at the UN Human Rights Council reinforces once again that women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights… Equality for women is not only a matter of justice — it is a political, economic, and strategic imperative.”

Read more: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/10/148552.htm

October 2, 2010 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future

On September 22, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will announce a five-year public-private global alliance to contribute to the goal of reducing the unmet need for family planning by 100 million women, expand skilled birth attendance and facility-based deliveries, and increase the number of women and newborns receiving quality post-natal care by 2015.”

Secretary Clinton says: “We also know enough about the science of nutrition to know these interventions have the biggest impact when they occur during the first 1,000 days of a child’s existence. That begins with pregnancy and continues through a child’s second birthday. Interventions after that second birthday make a difference, but often cannot undo the damage that was done because of the undernutrition during the first 1,000 days. So we can be very targeted with our investments to save and improve the greatest number of lives.”

Read more:

Secretary Clinton’s speech: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/09/147512.htm

1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future website: http://www.thousanddays.org/

September 22, 2010 at 9:03 pm Leave a comment

Reporting LIVE from Sec. Clinton’s Global Health Initiative Announcement

This morning, Secretary of State Clinton announced a new Global Health Initiative to an audience at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) – and I was there!  According to Secretary Clinton, major priorities for the GHI will be:

  • A person-centric, rather than disease-centric, approach
  • Focus on measurement, accountability, and results
  • Building capacity in recipient countries, rather than fostering dependence
  • Encouraging innovation and data-sharing
  • Removing health-related obstacles to becoming a productive citizen

Secretary Clinton stated unequivocally that attention to the needs of women and girls will be central to the GHI’s approach.  I had the opportunity to ask her what metrics will be used to measure the success of the GHI with regard to women’s health, and was pleased to hear that, in addition to standard metrics like maternal mortality rates, the program will also examine statistics such as marriage age, access to care, and family planning trends.  (For her full answer to my question, go to 1:08:20 of the video: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/press-releases/MA2010/clinton-live.htm)

Finally, Secretary Clinton emphasized the importance of health care diplomacy.  She said that in many cases, the health care services people in developing countries receive are the only contact they have with the American government or people.  Not only does health assistance help ensure a safer, more secure world, she noted, but global health care assistance is “a clear and direct expression of our compassion”.

To see the full speech: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/press-releases/MA2010/clinton-live.htm

August 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm 1 comment

Older Posts


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 325 other followers

Top Clicks

  • None

%d bloggers like this: