Quotes

I know that one of the important principles for me has been treating everyone fairly. So whether that’s women, people of different races, different religious faiths, or different sexual orientations. One of my core principles is that I will never engage in a politics in which I’m trying to divide people or make them less than me because they look different or have a different religion.

President Barack Obama

“Conflict and displacement make refugees and the displaced more vulnerable to abuse, including domestic violence, sexual exploitation, survival sex and forced marriage.”

UNHCR Spokesperson Melissa Fleming in Huffington Post

“In 2015, in too many countries, women’s empowerment remains a pipedream- little more than a rhetorical flourish added to a politician’s speech…”

Dr. Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director General Family, Women’s and Children’s Health

As we go forward, let’s commit to expanding education, including for girls.  Expanding opportunity, including for women.  Nations will not truly succeed without the contributions of their women.

President Barack Obama

Only a few years from now, more than 800 million women in developing countries will be in a position to make meaningful contributions to their own – and our collective – economic prosperity. To make these contributions, however, they will need decent, productive employment opportunities.

Arancha Gonzalez,  ITC Executive Director

Noteable Quotes

With passion and courage, women have taught us that when we band together to advocate for our highest ideals, we can advance our common well-being and strengthen the fabric of our nation.

President Barack Obama