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U.S. Efforts to Advance Girls


From Asia to Europe, from Africa to the Americas, nations that have embraced the ideals of equality and inclusion have emerged more stable, peaceful, and prosperous. When countries empower girls to pursue their dreams, they not only fulfill a basic moral obligation, they also realize more fully their social and economic potential. Remarks by Secretary Kerry» Presidential Proclamation»


-10/10/14   Celebrating the International Day of the Girl: Why Adolescent Girls are a Smart Investment
-10/10/14  International Day of the Girl, October 11;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-07/17/14  Seven Summits Women from Nepal Bring Attention to Women and Girls Empowerment; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/02/14  U.S. Department of State and espnW Announce 2014 Global Sports Mentoring Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-Our Outrage Must Be a Call to Action
-07/18/14   Administrator Shah and Ambassador Russell Travel to the United Kingdom for Girl Summit
-06/20/14   USAID Launches Let Girls Learn Initiative
-06/17/14  Remarks at the 3rd Annual Girl Up Leadership Summit;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell; Washington, DC
-06/17/14  Remarks at Brookings Institute Girls' Education Summit;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell; Washington, DC
-05/01/14  Remarks During Visit to Gandhi Memorial Hospital;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Gandhi Memorial Hospital; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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