Save our Congo Sisters, ‘we call upon our global sisterhood to Take Action’

"We have had enough. We call upon our global sisterhood to take action. We will not be quiet until REAL Peace is upon us." ----Neema Namadamu, DRC On November 20th M23 rebels seized Goma, a major city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reigniting a war that has ravaged the region for 16 years. World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu and our community of 200 Congolese women who call themselves the Mama Shujaa ('Hero Women' in Swahili) are calling on you and women leaders at the White … [Read more...]

Whitehouse Weekly Women’s Update: Empowering Our Future‏

November 9, 2011 Weekly Women's Update: Empowering Our Future Greetings! Big News - Tonight, President Obama will be speaking at the National Women’s Law Center Annual Awards Dinner. You can watch the President live at 8:30 p.m. Eastern as he discusses the issues we care about most. President Obama has spent much of the last week fighting at home and abroad for a strong economic future for all Americans. He continued to stress that We Can’t Wait for Congress to take action, … [Read more...]

Council on Women & Girls: A Global Focus

Friday, September 23, 2011 Weekly Women's Update Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! President Obama has been traveling the country and talking about his plan to create jobs and strengthen our economy. On Thursday, the President spoke in front of the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati,Ohio about the urgent need to fix America's infrastructure. The American Jobs Act includes a $50 billion investment in much needed infrastructure enhancements … [Read more...]

Council on Women and Girls – Economy, Violence Awareness, and More‏

Friday, September 16, 2011 Weekly Women's Update Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights!   Greetings Everyone – This has been an extremely busy week here at The White House and around the country. One week after his speech to a joint session of Congress announcing the American Jobs Act, the President has sent this bill to Capitol Hill and has been traveling the country talking to Americans about what this would mean for job creation, if … [Read more...]

The National AIDS Strategy at One Year

The National AIDS Strategy at One Year It’s been one year since we launched the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy and today we are releasing an implementation update to keep you up to speed on the latest work. We plan to release a more comprehensive progress report after the conclusion of the calendar year, but as we mark this critical first year, we wanted to provide some reflections on key first-year achievements. The Strategy details President Obama’s three goals: 1) reduce … [Read more...]

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