Women for women 2.

25. srpna 2016 v 13:55 | Mgr. Vendula Rulcová
HILLARY CLINTON

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American lawyer and politician who served as a U.S. senator (2001-09) and secretary of state (2009-13) in the administration of the president Barack Obama. She also served as first lady (1993-2001) during the administration of her husband, Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States. As the Democratic Party's nominee for president in 2016, she could become the most important woman in the world.
As for women´s discrimination, in 2014, she launched the Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls Education (CHARGE) alongside Julia Gillard, Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education.The 5-year initiative committing $600 million to enable 14 million girls around the world to go to school. Also, as Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton established the State Department's Office of Global Women's Issues, whose mandate included increasing out-of-school girls' access to primary education. "We know when girls have equal opportunities to primary and secondary school, cycles of poverty are broken, economies grow, glass ceilings are cracked and potential unleashed," she said at the launch of Girls CHARGE.
MICHELLE OBAMA

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama. She is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.
Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls education.
In 2015, she joined her husband to launch Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government-wide initiative to help girls around the world go to school and stay in school. As part of this effort, Mrs. Obama is calling on countries across the globe to help educate and empower young women, and she is sharing the stories and struggles of these young women with young people here at home to inspire them to commit to their own education. "Girls are our change-makers -- our future doctors and teachers and entrepreneurs," the First Lady said at the White House launch. "They're our dreamers and our visionaries who could change the world as we know it."
SHEIKHA MOZAH

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missn is the second of the three wives of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, former Emir of the State of Qatar. Sheikha Mozah has been chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development since 1995, chairperson of Silatech since 2008, chairperson of the Arab Democracy Foundation, and president of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs since 1998.
She has been vice-president of the Supreme Education Council since 2002 and was UNESCO's Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education in 2003. Currently, she serves as a member of the Board of Overseers for Weill Cornell Medical College. Besides this, she is chair of Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha and the organisation "Your Link".
Unlike many other monarchical wives in the Middle East, Sheikha Mozah has been a high-profile figure in her nation's politics and society, actively involved in Qatar's government. She was a driving force behind Education City and Al Jazeera Children's Channel.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza has become a strong supporter in the world of education in developing countries, especially for girls. The head of the Qatar Foundation, she is the founder of Educate a Child, which seeks to accelerate the identification, enrollment and completion of primary education for at least 10 million out-of-school children, working through a diverse set of partners ranging from major international educational, development, and humanitarian organizations to locally-based groups. "Girls need to be educated in the same way that boys need to be educated," she told the BBC in 2014.
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MICHELLE BACHELET

Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria is a Chilean Socialist Party politician who has served as the President of Chile since 11 March 2014. She previously served as President from 2006 to 2010, becoming the first woman in her country to do so.
After leaving the presidency, she was appointed the first executive director of the newly created United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). In her role as Executive Director of UN Women, she championed the Fund for Gender Equality, which provides grants to support innovative programs by government agencies and civil society groups to promote equal gender access to quality education. "We focus on girls' education," she said, "because it sets them on a path to greater economic opportunities and participation in their societies.
In December 2013, Bachelet was reelected becoming the first person since 1932 to win the presidency of Chile twice in competitive elections.
ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo (born July 14, 1960), is a Beninese-born American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and activist.
The BBC has included Kidjo in its list of the African continent's 50 most iconic figures. The Guardian has listed her as one of its Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World and Forbes Afrique put Angelique on the cover of their "100 most influential women" issue in 2015.
Kidjo was born in Benin. She grew up listening to Beninese traditional music, and others as James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Santana.
By the time she was six, she was performing with her mother's theatre troupe, giving her an early appreciation for traditional music and dance. She started singing in her school band,
later she recorded the album Pretty. The success of the album allowed her to tour all over West Africa. Continuing political conflicts in Benin prevented her from being an independent artist in her own country and led her to relocate to Paris in 1983. She now resides in New York City, where she is an occasional contributor to the New York Times.
During her life Angelique became a UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador and she is also the founder of the Batonga Foundation, which focuses on empowering young women and girls in Africa through secondary school and higher education. Batonga works to improve school infrastructure, increase enrollment, grant scholarships, provide in-kind support and micro loans for scholars' families, cultivate mentoring and tutoring programs, and advocate for community awareness of the value of education for girls. "The problem we are having today," she told Al-Jazeera, "is that girls in some countries, in some traditions, are still seen as commodity. Therefore, they can be kidnapped. They can be married. The only thing that I know as an African person that can transform my continent is girls' education."
JULIA GILLARD

Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is a former Australian politician who served as the 27thPrime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013, as leader of the Australian Labor Party. She previously served as the 13thDeputy Prime Minister of Australia, and held the cabinet positions of Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion from 2007 to 2010. She was the first and to date only woman to hold the positions of deputy prime minister, prime minister and leader of a major party in Australia. In February 2014, Gillard was appointed chairwoman of the Global Partnership for Education, an international organisation focused on getting all children into school for a quality education in the world's poorest countries
"The education of girls has to be at the center of any nation's effort to transition from poverty to prosperity," she wrote. "…Educating the world's poorest girls can only be done with the firm commitment of many stakeholders - both domestic and international - to plan, fund and build strong, sustainable and equitable education systems."
ANN COTTON

Ann Lesley Cotton (born 1950) is a Welshentrepreneur and philanthropist who was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2006 Queen's New Year Honours List. The honour was in recognition of her services to education of young women in rural Africa. Ann Cotton is Founder and President of Camfed, an international non-profit organisation tackling poverty and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.
Camfed's goal is to replace the existing cycle of poverty and inequality with a new cycle of empowerment and opportunity. The organisation's unique approach is to not only support girls and young women through school, but also on to new lives as entrepreneurs and community leaders. Many graduating students train and mentor new generations of students. More than 3.5 million children have already benefited from Camfed's programmes in a network of 5,270 partner schools across Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi. In 2014, Camfed was recognised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for best practice in taking development innovation to scale.
 

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