Obama Administration Should Make Women’s, Girls’ Rights Central To Foreign Policy

CNN: Why it’s time to put women’s issues at center of foreign policy
Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center

“The international outrage over Boko Haram’s abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria has grown since the story first hit the news; mothers in Nigeria took action and celebrities from Angelina Jolie to First Lady Michelle Obama have made their voices heard on the issue. With mainstream attention finally focused on why the education, health, and empowerment of women and girls matters to Americans, it is time for the Obama administration to reinforce its commitment to these issues and elevate them as central to U.S. foreign policy…” (5/16).