Ambassador Susan E. Rice addressed the first session of the United Nations (UN) Women Executive Board. UN Women, which was established in July of 2010, is dedicated to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women on a global scale. As a human rights champion, UN Women was established to accelerate the advancement of women and girls worldwide.
January 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM ET by Taara Rangarajan
To see many of the ways the Obama Administration is working to empower women and girls, checkout the new “Women and Girls and the Obama Administration” photo gallery the Council on Women and Girls put together.
Hear what Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, had to say at the Women in Finance Leadership Series at the Treasury Department.
President Obama congratulates UCONN Huskies women’s basketball team, Coach Geno Auriemma, on winning eight-nine (89) in a row and breaking the all-time NCAA Division I basketball consecutive win record of 88 games.
President Obama signs the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) which includes the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). This bill will help end abuse, give hope to victims, and provide families with the help they need.
The U.S. Senate reauthorized the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) - two important steps toward protecting victims of domestic violence and breaking the cycle of abuse