Again and again, through all my visits to your country, I’ve been struck by one profound fact: Afghans want, deserve and are building a better future. — Secretary Kerry on elections in Afghanistan, July 30, 2014
Even when girls do attend school, they often do so at great risk. — First Lady Michelle Obama, 2014 YALI Summit (via exchangealumni)
Powerful, simple & inspiring. Malala on how we can end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child & forced marriage at last week’s Girl Summit.
Secretary Kerry greets participants at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit for Young African Leaders.
When you promote democratic change, transform borders of conflict into bastions of peace, empower women to realize their aspirations, you create a better future, not for some, but for all. — Secretary Kerry to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, July 28, 2014
Newly-appointed UN Climate Envoy Mary Robinson features in this list of the top 20 women working to combat climate change.
The women have diverse backgrounds—financial systems, workers’ rights, science, politics, development, media, diplomacy and more.
The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the YALI Washington Fellows Presidential Summit at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 28. Watch the Secretary’s remarks live on www.state.gov, and visit www.state.gov/social/usafrica to learn how you can be involved!