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Administration actions and statements commemorating International Women’s Day

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the White House released a statement from President Obama summarizing, among other things, U.S. efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the center of U.S. food security initiatives and global health programs. Additionally, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry provided remarks during the Seventh Annual Celebration of the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Awards, which “honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk.”

Additional Administration actions and statements commemorating International Women’s Day:

White House:

State Department:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID):

U.S. Mission to the United Nations:

Peace Corps: