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As Secretary of State, I have worked with my colleagues to make breaking down these barriers and promoting gender equality a central pillar of our diplomacy. Putting women and girls at the center of our foreign policy is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. When you give girls the opportunity to go to school, receive quality health care, and be free from violence and discrimination, you are also laying the foundation for stronger families and communities, and a more peaceful, prosperous, and secure world.
So I want to thank all of you for the work you do. Please know that the United States will be your partner in this work - until every girl and boy in every country, every region, on every continent has the chance reach her or his full potential.