Michelle Obama Calls On Young African Leaders To Improve Progress For Women, Girls

News outlets report on First Lady Michelle Obama’s call for young African leaders to continue to improve attitudes toward and opportunities for girls and women on the continent.

Associated Press: First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes
“Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough…” (Anderson, 7/31).

New York Times: First Lady Praises Leaders for Progress of Girls in Africa
“Michelle Obama on Wednesday praised the efforts that African leaders have made in improving educational opportunities for girls, but she emphasized that barriers remained and pledged American support in removing them…” (Smith, 7/30).