Bridget Duru, girlup ..We need 15,000 signatures to stop child marriage!

A Celebration of Women Foundation Inc.,I'm excited to let you know that you are helping make a difference in the fight against child marriage! Since we launched the child marriage petition in April, more than 10,000 membersof the Girl Up community have taken a stand to combat this harmful practice that affects thousands of girls in developing countries every day. Your incredible support shows just how powerful we can be when we unite for girls around the world. But we need your help to get more … [Read more...]

Afghan Prosecutor presented Women of Courage Award – Celebrate!

    Afghan Prosecutor Presented Women of Courage Award   In a ceremony at the State Department on March 8, First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues presented the International Women of Courage Awards to Afghan Prosecutor Ms. Maria Bashir and nine other strong women around the world who fight and sacrifice so that future generations may benefit from human rights, protections, access to justice and democracy. … [Read more...]

AFGHANISTAN: H.E. Senior Minister Arsala visits Washington

    H.E. Senior Minister Arsala visits Washington     January 17, 2011 H.E. Hedeyat Amin Arsala, Senior Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, joined world leaders at the Kennedy Center to attend a memorial service in honor of the late Richard C. Holbrooke, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, on January 14, 2011, in Washington DC. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and senior diplomats from various … [Read more...]

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