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International Community Facing ‘Historic Opportunity’ To Address Needs Of Women, Girls

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: A Pivotal Moment for Women and Girls
Catherine Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, and Anne Richard, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, discuss the challenges women and girls face around the world and highlight some of the U.S. government’s activities to address these challenge. They write, “As officials and diplomats from across the planet convene in New York for the 69th U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) this week, some may not be thinking about how to solve challenges faced by women and girls. But they should be. With data clearly showing the important role women and girls play in peace and prosperity, organizers have planned several high-level events to tackle issues facing women and girls. We face an historic opportunity to make change and we must capitalize on it…” (9/22).

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