Secretary Clinton Honors International Women's Day

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 8, 2010

The world recognizes March 8 as International Women's Day. In honor of this day, Secretary Clinton delivered a message encouraging us to rededicate ourselves to advancing and protecting the rights of women and girls, and to join together to ensure that no one is left behind in the 21st century. The Secretary said:

"This year marks an anniversary very close to my heart. Fifteen years ago, along with women and men from around the world I attended the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. The message from that conference rang loudly and clearly, and still echoes across cultures and continents: Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.

"One hundred and eighty-nine countries represented at Beijing adopted a Platform for Action that pledged to increase women's access to education, healthcare, jobs, and credit, and to protect their right to live free from violence. We have made great progress, but there is a long way to go. Women are still the majority of the world's poor, unhealthy, underfed, and uneducated. They rarely cause violent conflicts but too often bear their consequences. Women are absent from negotiations about peace and security to end those conflicts. Their voices simply are not being heard."

The Secretary continued, "Today, the United States is making women a cornerstone of foreign policy because we think it's the right thing to do, but we also believe it's the smart thing to do as well. Investing in the potential of the world's women and girls is one of the surest ways to achieve global economic progress, political stability, and greater prosperity for women -- and men -- the world over."

Read the Secretary's full remarks here.

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Patrick
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Maryland, USA
March 8, 2010

Patrick in Maryland writes:

Hi,Hillary and DipNote Bloggers ...:)

Where did the weekend go?,it must be the time we lost,and shorter days because,of the earthquake in Chile..:)

Anyways,i'm glad Hillary is back safely from her trip & that she was able to make her planned visits to everyone's countries.

"Happy Internation Women's Day"...:)

I thought what Hillary said,about Women bringing Progress ,Stability,Prosperity and Peace to Regional Communitys was Inspiring. Women's rights have come a longway in our countries,and i think have made us better people because of them...

See ya..Hillary & Bloggers ...:):)

neide
|
Brazil
March 9, 2010

Neide in Brazil writes:

I am brasilian

honorable secretarit

thanks for worrying about all the women in the world.

palgye
|
South Korea
March 9, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Health Care Reform for California

California strong points the ocean and the forest harmonic gentle natural view warm climate, the service manpower where are abundant,
thinks that is represented with the tourist resort of neighborhood.
Thinks that has a quite strong strong point in health care industry. Joins in, thinks that even immaturely of pharmaceutical industry becomes the help.
Respects the economic independence of financially difficult California from will save the place which has like this condition and thinks the industry which is appropriate will grow with new blu-chip.
With solar mining industry joins in.

Thinks the medical industry where the competitive power is strong world-wide the chance which will develop.

P.S. LG of Korea establishes LCD factories from China only the decision which is political son is the same thing. The help which is substantial is not but as it is the enterprise which is interest. In if, when enterprise what kind of and seeks the method which is appropriate.

thank you.

janett s.
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Brazil
March 10, 2010

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MRS.WONENS

DELICIA be a woman!

EVERY DAY THAT WOMEN ARE empowering SHARES PRODUCTION IN FORMALITIES ETHICAL MORAL VALUES.
Response.
congratulations!
PRESIDENT, (CS). JANETT SOUZA

janett s.
|
Brazil
March 10, 2010

Janett S. in Brazil writes:

WOMAN TO YOU

Headquarters and MARY - Mother of Jesus - Blessed.

Blessed be the woman who takes care of own profile inside and outside, because the harmony of the person is more beautiful human society. Blessed be the woman beside the man, exercise his own irreplaceable responsibility in family, society, history and the entire universe.
Blessed be the woman called the forward and save the life of a humble and great. Blessed when around her and welcomes her to grow and protect life.
Blessed be the woman who brings intelligence, sensitivity and culture in the service of her, where she will be diminished or distorted.
Blessed be the woman who strives to promote a more just and more humane.
Blessed be the woman who, in his way, Christ is: The listen-welcomes-O, following Him, as many women of the gospel, and are enlightened by him in the way of life.
Blessed be the woman who, day after day, with small gestures, with words and attention that are born of the heart, traces the paths of hope for humanity.

Congratulations on your day!

Benevolent Association home jointly and Neighborhood Lapinha-Salvador-Bahia-Brazil

President
JANETTE S.
OBS> Send a mesagen for the 1st lady of the USA. I wonder if she received. Also like to know the email of the 1st lady and the president's famous Oban ".

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