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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

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