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Posted byon March 7, 2015 at 6:08 PM EDT
Learn about the events in Selma, Alabama, and why President Obama traveled to Selma to commemorate the historic march.
Posted byon March 4, 2015 at 7:01 PM EDT
President Obama and the First Lady have teamed up with the Peace Corps to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world though the Let Girls Learn initiative.
Posted byon March 3, 2015 at 6:55 PM EDT
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the White House is ramping up its efforts to Let Girls Learn with a new initiative focused on supporting girls’ education around the world.
Posted byon January 29, 2015 at 6:07 PM EDT
The White House hosts a forum dedicated to combating human trafficking in supply chains. The event brought together leaders from the private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the federal government to talk about what we can do together to prevent and eliminate any instances of trafficking-related activities in federal contracts and in private-sector supply chains.
Posted byon December 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM EDT
On December 2, the campaign to end human trafficking took a big step forward. Religious leaders from across the globe assembled at the Vatican on that day to sign a Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery.
President Obama Congratulates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on Winning the 2014 Nobel Peace PrizePosted byon October 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM EDT
For her unwavering courage to champion education for all children anywhere, Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize. She shares that honor with Kailash Satyarthi, a human rights activist who is working tirelessly to bring an end to child slavery in India and across the globe.
Posted byon August 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM EDT
The United Nations will mark the first-ever World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness around the global issue of human trafficking and to encourage the international community to take action against this heinous crime.
Posted byon July 14, 2014 at 12:53 PM EDT
Reflecting on USAID's commitment to the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) folks around the world.
Posted byon June 25, 2014 at 10:09 AM EDT
The White House hosts the first-ever Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights, bringing together participants from around the world and across sectors to discuss the best ways to promote and protect the human rights and dignity of LGBT people wherever they are threatened around the globe.
Weekly Address: The First Lady Marks Mother’s Day and Speaks Out on the Tragic Kidnapping in NigeriaPosted byon May 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, First Lady Michelle Obama honored all mothers on this upcoming Mother’s Day and offered her thoughts, prayers and support in the wake of the unconscionable terrorist kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.