Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Women Leaders Insist on Protecting Mothers and Children

As reported in the Middle East Times by Hala Boncompagni, women leaders came together and pledged to “mobilize for their sisters and children across the world,” on Sunday, June 11. Among these leaders were Queen Rania of Jordan, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and former Irish President Mary Robinson.

Boncompagni reports that the conference aims to launch a “Global Women’s Action Network for Children.” Organizers said that the network will be “a new international advocacy group led by prominent women from around the world dedicated to identifying, funding and supporting programs to help women, girls, and infants.”

In the article Boncompagni also states that Albright pledged that the network will “turn the world’s agenda right side up,” inviting world governments to help the initiative succeed. “We caution every government that you cannot stop us. Our message this morning is that we have had enough of dreaming. We are doers. We demand results,” she said.

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