Posts tagged ‘Papua New Guinea’

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

“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


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