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Facebook Live on International Women’s Day

Schoolgirls wearing colourful dresses cheer as they fly a kite during an event to mark the Basant or spring festival in the no... is celebrated mainly in the Indian states of Haryana and Punjab marking the start of the spring season. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

March 10, 2017

Schoolgirls wearing colourful dresses cheer as they fly a kite during an event to mark the Basant or spring festival in the no... is celebrated mainly in the Indian states of Haryana and Punjab marking the start of the spring season. REUTERS/Munish Sharma
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Yesterday, I sat down with my colleague Stewart Patrick, the James H. Binger Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, to commemorate International Women’s Day and discuss the work of CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program.

Our conversation reviewed the considerable progress made in the two decades since the landmark 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and the unfinished business that still remains. We discussed the future of the global women’s movement, the effect of women’s participation in peace and security efforts, and women’s economic participation as a driver of global growth.

We also fielded questions from participants around the world in our live, interactive discussion, including those that addressed the pressing and topical issues of the day: the future of women’s political leadership, the U.S. role in ending child marriage around the world, and the status of women and children in the global refugee crisis.

You can view the video of our discussion below or on Facebook.

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