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Administration statements and actions commemorating International Women’s Day « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Administration statements and actions commemorating International Women’s Day

President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, and Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Maria Otero released statements commemorating International Women’s Day.  The White House, State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) highlighted the day with multiple blog postings and other resources.


  • President Obama’s statement.
  • Secretary Clinton’s statement.
  • Ambassador-at-Large Verveer’s statement.
  • Remarks by Under Secretary Otero’s given at the Global Health and Diplomacy International Women’s Day Luncheon.

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  • State Department Fact Sheet titled “Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls: A Cornerstone of U.S. Foreign Policy”



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