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"100 Years - 100 Women"

In March 2011, The International Council was selected to host a special project for 13 of 100 Women Leaders invited to the US in celebration of the centennial of “International Women’s Day”.

 

The International Council hosted women leaders from Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. 

 


 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

 

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

 

100 WOMEN: EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS THROUGH EXCHANGES

NEA Women Political Leaders Delegation 

 

March 7 - 25, 2011

 

Arranged by:

World Learning Visitor Exchange Program

 

“On this International Women’s Day, let us rededicate ourselves to advancing and protecting the rights of women and girls, and join together to ensure that no one is left behind in the 21st century.”

 

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, March 8, 2010

 

 

 

The "100 Women" Initiative:

Empowering Women & Girls through International Exchanges

 

 

To mark the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs launched “Empowering Women & Girls through International Exchanges,” a year-long series of events bringing “100 Women” leaders from 92 countries to the United States. This effort will feature International Visitor Leadership Program’s exchanges that highlight key foreign policy issues that directly impact on women and girls worldwide.

 

The 100 Women Initiative builds on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power diplomacy,” which embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools - in this case international exchanges - to bring people together and foster greater understanding among people and cultures.  

 

These 100 Women hail from every region of the globe and are leaders in academia, business, civil society, government, law enforcement, media, and the private sector. They have displayed a long-term commitment to empowering members of their communities, including women and girls.

 

For three weeks, the 100 Women will participate in a host of activities from meetings with senior leaders of the United States government to engaging with local community leaders who work on similar issues in small and large cities across the United States.

 

 

Host Cities: Bozeman, MT Chicago, IL Des Moines, IA Indianapolis, IN Kansas City, MO Louisville, KY Manchester, NH Minneapolis, MN New Orleans, LA New York, NY Raleigh, NC San Francisco, CA Tampa Bay, FL Washington, DC 


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Colin Powell,
Former US Secretary of State